Hamilton airport to accept vaccinated international travellers by end of the month

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Published November 2, 2021 at 1:06 pm

Beginning Nov. 30, 2021, John C. Munro Hamilton International will accept international flights under "strict vaccine travel requirements," including the pan-Canadian proof of vaccination credential.

The Government of Canada is adding to the number of airports permitted to accept international travellers.

Beginning Nov. 30, 2021, John C. Munro Hamilton International will accept international flights under “strict vaccine travel requirements,” including the pan-Canadian proof of vaccination credential.

The federal government says the decision was made based on available data and scientific evidence; including the vaccination rate of Canadians and the improving epidemiological situation.

“Increased vaccination levels have allowed us to safely re-open these additional Canadian airports to international passenger flights,” said Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport. “This measure will help ensure that travellers are able to access more regional airports for their international travels this winter, while continuing to support the Government of Canada’s measured approach to re-opening our border.”

The 10 Canadian airports currently accepting international flights are Halifax Stanfield International, Québec City Jean Lesage International, Montréal-Trudeau International, Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International, Toronto Pearson International, Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International, Edmonton International, Calgary International, and Vancouver International.

The additional airports permitted to accept international travellers starting Nov. 30 are:

  • St. John’s International
  • John C. Munro Hamilton International
  • Region of Waterloo International
  • Regina International
  • Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International
  • Kelowna International
  • Abbotsford International
  • Victoria International

The feds say these airports, in cooperation with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency, and Transport Canada, are working to implement the measures necessary to start safely welcoming international passengers.

They added that consideration will be given to additional airports as conditions dictate, “based on demand, operational capacity, the epidemiological situation in Canada, and recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada.”

Border and public health measures remain subject to change as the epidemiological situation evolves.

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