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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.

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