Transport Canada introduces Canada’s Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19

Safe air travel is critically important to Canadians. In such a large and diverse country, Canadians count on it to provide essential services, to visit loved ones, to conduct business, to move cargo, and to explore and discover our nation. In particular, our remote and Northern communities rely heavily on air travel to receive critical supplies, including medical supplies, and to access health care and other essential services.

Canada's Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19 is intended to serve as the foundation for aligning the country's current and future health and safety efforts to address the impact the pandemic has had on the aviation industry. Nick Chute/Threshold Images PhotoAdvertisement

Transport Canada is responsible for the safety of Canada's air transport system. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Transport Canada has worked closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada, provinces and territories, air operators, and airports to put in place a series of health and safety measures to protect travellers.

These measures include: travel restrictions, enhanced cleaning and sanitation, physical distancing, mandatory health checks, the use of face coverings, and temperature checks. In addition, Transport Canada has worked with its counterparts around the world to develop and identify new global safety standards and internationally accepted and implemented best practices. Building on these international safety standards, Transport Canada is working closely with public health authorities and aviation partners to introduce consistent health and safety measures to protect the travelling public during the transition back to 'normal' in the aviation industry. Canada's Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19 (Canada's Flight Plan), is in line with the health and safety practices of states around the world, and is key to maintaining safety while restarting the aviation sector in Canada.

The document is intended to serve as the foundation for aligning Canada's current and future health and safety efforts to address the impacts of COVID-19 on the aviation industry.

Read the full Flight Plan released by Transport Canada here.

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