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Minister Alghabra announces appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector

| Transport Canada | news releases

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and are active members in their communities. They bring a wide array of knowledge and senior executive and corporate governance expertise to their transportation positions.


COVID-19 pre-departure testing and Transport Canada’s Interim Order 

| Transport Canada | backgrounders

Effective midnight on January 7, 2021 (00:00 EST or 05:00 UCT), proof of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be performed using one of two types of COVID-19 tests–either a molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) –and must be taken within 72 hours of the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada. At this time, the Canadian entry requirements are for these two types of COVID-19 test only. Antigen screening or other types of test such as Diffractive Phase Interferometry or Nucleic Acid Amplification are not accepted.


Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travellers coming to Canada 

| Transport Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global crisis that is having a significant impact on the air industry and all travellers. The Government of Canada has multiple measures in place to protect the health and safety of Canadians, and to help prevent air travel from being a source of further introduction and spread of COVID-19 and new variants of the virus into Canada.


Government of Canada invests in transportation infrastructure at the port of Montreal to move goods to market

| Transport Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting and serving Canadians through the challenge of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. That includes making sure our vital trade corridors and gateways remain open and functional and ensuring Canadians continue to receive the essential goods they need to remain safe and well while supporting Canada’s economy.


Government of Canada invests in transportation infrastructure at Alberta Midland Railway to move goods to market

| Transport Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting and serving Canadians through the challenge of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. That includes making sure our vital trade corridors and gateways remain open and functional and ensuring Canadians continue to receive the essential goods they need to remain safe while supporting Canada’s economy.


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