New journey constraints a roadblock for Canadians with family in Mexico, Caribbean



graphical user interface: Canada's major airlines have agreed to suspend flights to destinations like the Caribbean and Mexico beginning this Sunday. Some with family in those places say it leaves them without any way to get home.


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Canada’s significant airlines have agreed to suspend flights to destinations like the Caribbean and Mexico beginning this Sunday. Some with loved ones in those people places say it leaves them without having any way to get dwelling.

Vacation limits meant to discourage Canadians from using holidays in sunnier destinations are now a significant roadblock for those people with loved kinds in the Caribbean and Mexico.

The federal governing administration introduced Friday morning that Canada’s key airlines are suspending products and services to some sun destinations, like the Caribbean and Mexico, commencing this Sunday right up until April 30.

The federal government is also introducing obligatory testing at airports for people returning to Canada. Travellers will then have to wait up to three days at an authorized hotel for their examination results, at their own cost, which is predicted to be much more than $2,000.

The steps are an exertion to curb the additional importation of COVID-19 cases, but some say it leaves them with no possibilities to see liked ones again property in case something takes place.

‘A worrisome situation’

“I feel it is a critical fret, a significant issue for me,” claimed Leslie Kumar-Misir, govt director of the Canada Caribbean Society of Ottawa.

Like countless numbers of individuals in the Countrywide Funds Region, Kumar-Misir is from the Caribbean and has family members nonetheless dwelling there. He said with some in his family members obtaining more mature, not having the alternative to see them at all is troubling.

Hugo Crespo, president of the Mexican-Canadian Cultural Affiliation of Ottawa-Gatineau, stated “it is really a worrisome problem.”

“If anything at all comes about, what can we do? I mean, [I’m] heartbroken, but this is where we are,” Crespo stated.

“I however have brothers and sisters and my mom dwelling in Mexico … and my grandmother. My grandmother is 105-decades-old.”

Crespo said he believes people ought to still be capable to fly household conveniently to see family members if want be, and that it is regrettable that authorities has taken these an intense solution to intercontinental travel. Other individuals think the constraints are a transfer in the ideal path.

“I believe that the governing administration is having the appropriate steps to quit the unfold of the virus right here in Canada,” mentioned

Alicia Mayer with UNAM-Canada, a Mexican university in Gatineau.

Mayer mentioned if there was anything urgent that demanded her to fly again home, she would consider to make other arrangements.