Canada has announced that it will be extending its travel ban on non-essential trips to the country to February 21.
During this period, travelers allowed into Canada are required to take mandatory 14 days quarantine.
Early this year, Canada has also required all travellers to present a negative COVID-19 test result before they can board any flight to the country.
In a tweet, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said that these were “some of the strictest travel restrictions in the world.”
Canada has so far 720,000 cases of COVID-19 and 18,000 deaths.
Last Tuesday, Canada announced that it will not get any doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at all next week.
Fortin, vice-president of operations at the Public Health This week’s shipment of the vaccine is almost one-fifth smaller than expected.
Pfizer confirmed last week it would temporarily reduce its COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Europe and Canada as it upgrades production capacity at a factory in Belgium.
“This situation with the Pfizer delay is temporary. Our vaccination objectives for the first quarter of the year, January to March, are not changing,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. (TDT)