Canada’s airports welcome the government’s decision to remove pandemic measures for air travel

September 26th, 2022

Ottawa ON

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) President, Monette Pasher, today issued the following statement regarding the removal of all remaining pandemic measures for air travel:

“Canadian Airports Council (CAC) welcomes today’s announcement from the Government of Canada that all pandemic safety measures, including mandatory masking, will be lifted for air travel on October 1st. The aviation industry was hard-hit over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and has been forced to operate under a complicated and constantly shifting series of restrictions and regulations for over two years.

We are very pleased that our members and industry partners will soon be back to normal operations and can focus on providing safe and reliable air travel experiences to Canadians and those wising to visit our country. This decision will also help our industry get back on track to becoming a globally competitive one, which will improve our tourism and travel industry overall.”