OTTAWA–Santa has been cleared for journey in Canada’s airspace after displaying proof of vaccination and a pre-flight unfavorable Covid check, the transport minister stated Thursday.
“This 12 months, I’m delighted to clear Santa and his crew for journey in Canadian skies,” the minister, Omar Alghabra stated in an announcement.
“Once I spoke to Santa (in a name to the North Pole), he assured me that he met all of the pre-entry necessities to re-enter Canada,” he stated.
Santa’s flight crew — together with reindeer Rudolph, whose “nostril shone purple and vibrant (however) made certain he had no Covid-19 signs earlier than taking off” — have additionally been given the all clear.
Final week, Ottawa suggested Canadians in opposition to non-essential overseas journey over the Christmas holidays, saying the Covid-19 Omicron variant “makes us worry the worst,” together with hovering infections and journey disruptions.
A number of provinces, in the meantime, have reimposed public well being restrictions together with gathering dimension limits.
“By doing all of your half to maintain others secure,” urged Alghabra, together with getting vaccinated, sporting a masks, and staying six toes or “no less than a dozen or so sweet canes aside, you’ll end up atop the Good Record this 12 months.”
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