International flights will be returning to Victoria International airport (YYJ) at the end of this month.
In April 2020, international flights were banned from YYJ, and by May, transborder flights – between Canada and the US – had been stopped as people were asked to stop all non-essential travel.
The federal government said Tuesday morning that beginning November 30th, flights from across the border will once again land at eight Canadian airports, including YYJ.
Other airports include:
- St. John’s International
- John C. Munro Hamilton International
- Region of Waterloo International
- Regina International
- Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International
- Kelowna International
- Abbotsford International
News comes one month after Canada announced it will begin accepting vaccinated international travellers and a week after the federal government introduced its federal proof of vaccination program.
In order to travel, one must have two doses of any federally approved COVID-19 vaccines, with the second dose administered at least 14 days before travel.
Beginning November 8th, Canadians fully-immunized will be permitted to travel to the US. Air travellers will still be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test to travel.