This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
Canada issued new Covid-19 virus rules last week that require arriving international corporate, private, and charter flights to land at one of four major airports—Toronto Pearson, Montreal Trudeau, Vancouver International, or Calgary International. Medevac, ferry, cargo, and tech stops where no passengers disembark remain exempt.
In addition, mandated PCR testing for crew and passengers is required upon arrival at Calgary. Also, passengers must still show proof of a negative pre-departure PCR test taken within 72 hours of flying to Canada. Other than the Alberta-led pilot program, the 14-day quarantine, including proof of vaccines and/or negative test results, remains in effect.
The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) is working with the airports, Transport Canada, and various other government agencies for permission to clear aircraft at FBOs and to regain access to airports beyond these four major airports. “With so many stakeholders, progress may be slower than we would like,” said CBAA. “We ask in advance for your patience. If you have critical flight issues that must be addressed, please contact us directly.”