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Air Canada welcomes the removal of pre-departure COVID-19 testing for fully vaccinated travelers

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Air Canada has applauded the federal government’s decision to eliminate pre-departure testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers entering the country as of April 1st.

“The federal government’s statement is fantastic news for the whole travel and tourism industry, which is a major contributor to the Canadian economy.

“People are eager to travel and reconnect with their loved ones, and the end of pre-departure testing will provide travelers with more certainty, allowing them to plan their next trip with more confidence and without the worry of incurring additional costs,” said David Rheault, vice-president, government and community relations at Air Canada.

“Canada now joins other countries around the world in reopening and we look ahead to the summer travel season.”

Air Canada also stated that its own recovery is continuing apace.

This summer, the airline has significantly increased its domestic, transborder, Europe, and South Pacific foreign route networks, providing customers with by far the most routings and destinations of any Canadian carrier.

Air Canada will resume service on four transborder and three domestic routes, reinstating 41 North American routes and serving 51 Canadian and 46 US airports.

In Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, the airline is relaunching 33 routes, including famous cities like Barcelona, Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, and Venice.

With the reinstatement of daily service to Sydney and the restart of service to both Brisbane and Auckland, Air Canada is also increasing its South Pacific network.

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