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Travel by plane and train | Ottawa “strongly encourages” travelers to wear a mask



(Ottawa) Travelers remain strongly encouraged – but not obliged – by Ottawa to wear a mask on the plane and on the train, argued Thursday the Minister of Transport, after a meeting with the Chief Public Health Officer from Canada.

After meeting with Dr. Theresa Tam on Thursday morning, Minister Omar Alghabra indicated that the Canadian government will continue to follow the advice of experts and will maintain this recommendation for the time being. The Minister clarified that he himself wore a mask when he traveled by plane and that it was a good thing to do.

Last week, in a virtual situation update, Dr. Tam said the combined “increased growth” of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus variants poses a challenge to the health system. health in several regions of the country.

1er October, all entry restrictions related to COVID-19 had been lifted by the federal government, including quarantine for unvaccinated foreign travelers and mandatory mask-wearing on planes and trains in Canada.

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