Effective midnight (11:59 PM) February 3, 2021, in addition to proof of a negative pre-departure test, Transport Canada will expand the existing international flight restrictions which funnel scheduled international commercial passenger flights into four Canadian airports: Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport. The new restrictions will include scheduled commercial passenger flights arriving from the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America, which were exempted from the previous restriction. Private/ Business and charter flights from all countries will also be required to land at the four airports. Flights from Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and cargo-only flights will remain exempt. NEWS RELEASE

The existing NOTAM restricting flights transporting passengers to Canada was amended to inform operators of new restrictions, which include expanded criteria for air operator types and last points of departure. The revised restrictions will come into effect at 23:59 EST (04:59 UTC+1) on 03 February 2021. A summary of the changes is included HERE .

Pursuant to subsection 5.9(2) of the Aeronautics Act, and after taking into account that the exemption is in the public interest and is not likely to adversely affect aviation safety or security, I hereby exempt Canadian private operators operating under Subpart 4 of Part VI of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) from the requirements set out in subsection 605.24(2) of the CARs, subject to the conditions set out HERE .