Tourist trips to Canada banned (Tunisair)

July 6, 2021

(TAP)-Discretionary travel to Canada for optional reasons, including tourism or recreation is not allowed, national carrier Tunisair announced Monday.

The national carrier says that following the Canadian government's decisions on the fresh mandatory requirements for travelers to Canada, passengers are advised to check that they can enter Canada.

For more information on eligibility criteria, please consult the Government of Canada website, The conditions for accepting passengers to Montreal are as follows:

1-All travellers to Canada who are 5 years of age or older must provide a molecular test result for COVID-19. The test result must be negative and conducted within 72 hours of a traveler's scheduled flight to Canada, or positive and conducted at least 14 days but no more than 90 days prior to the scheduled flight date, and provided the traveler is symptom free.

A traveler who does not present a test result within one of the validity periods will be denied boarding, unless he/she meets one of the few exceptions.

2-In addition to pre-departure molecular testing for COVID-19, travelers are also required to undergo molecular testing for COVID-19 upon arrival in Canada. While awaiting the results of the arrival tests, they will be required to enter quarantine in a government-approved accommodation facility for a period of three days, at their own expense.

Travelers must book and pay for their accommodation in advance of their arrival in Canada.

The reservation reference number must also be submitted via ArriveCan, when the traveler digitally submits their contact information and appropriate quarantine plan.

ArriveCan is available as a mobile application that can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple App Store or by logging in online.

Proof of pre-paid reservation must be presented upon arrival in Canada.

Travelers are subject to fines of up to $3,000 if they arrive in Canada without a pre-paid hotel reservation.

3-All travelers must comply with the mandatory 14-day quarantine period, starting on the day of arrival in Canada, and should be able to demonstrate how they plan to comply while in Canada.

Failure to comply with the mandatory quarantine may incur imprisonment and/or a fine.

Before boarding the flight to Canada, the requirements, with a some exceptions are as follows:

▪️ Within 72 hours prior to arrival in Canada, all travelers flying to Canada must provide accurate travel and contact information, travel itinerary for the 14 days prior to arrival in Canada, reservation reference number for their prepaid accommodation, a suitable quarantine plan and a self-assessment of COVID-19 symptoms.

To submit this information, travelers must use ArriveCAN, prior to boarding.

Travelers should be prepared to prove that they have submitted their information online, by showing their ArriveCAN receipt to a border services officer upon arrival to Canada.

Travelers who fail to submit the required information online before boarding an aircraft may be subject to enforcement action, up to and including a fine.

More information is available at

▪️ Travelers will be required to answer a few simple health-related questions truthfully.

Providing false or misleading answers can incur a fine of up to $5,000.

▪️ Before boarding, travelers must undergo a health and temperature check.

This check consists of answering a few simple questions, which they must answer truthfully. If their temperature is above 38°C, they will not be allowed to board the aircraft or any other aircraft to Canada for a period of 14 days.

▪️ Travelers six years of age and older must wear a mask that covers the mouth, nose and chin.

The mask should be worn throughout the trip to avoid accidental spread of COVID-19 through respiratory droplets.

It should be noted that in the case of children aged between two and five years, the adult responsible for the child should still ensure that a mask is provided for the child before boarding and should, where possible, encourage the child to wear it.

If a traveler fails to comply with the requirement to wear a mask, he or she may be fined up to $5,000.

Travelers should also be aware that they may be subject to provincial or territorial measures at their destination. They should ensure that they are well informed of any local public health requirements.


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