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September 18, 2021
Want to fly to Britain? Its struggling travel industry hopes it just got easier Social Sharing
In a summer full of depressing travel news, Canada finally delivered Stewart Wingate, the CEO of London's Gatwick Airport, something he could celebrate. For the first time in almost a year, the blue star of Canada's third-largest carrier, Air Transat, was back at Gatwick as the airline resumed flights to the United Kingdom this week after a break during the pandemic.
Bangor Daily News
September 16, 2021
Canada’s election could affect how Americans cross the border
The outcome of Canada’s Sept. 20 federal election could determine how much access Americans have to that country, given some of the parties’ concerns about current border crossing protocols.
September 13, 2021
COVID-19 and border restrictions: Here’s what the parties’ election platforms say about controlling the fourth wave
As the 2021 federal election winds down, a fourth wave of COVID-19 is underway amid further easing of restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers. As researchers in the Pandemics and Borders Project, we are analyzing how countries can effectively use cross-border measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Think Global Health
September 1, 2021
Rethinking border management and global health security after the pandemic
Border measures will be a more complex and controversial challenge for the post-pandemic world.
August 9, 2021
Delta variant broke down Australia and China's defenses. Does it spell the end of the zero Covid strategy?
A year and a half since the first Covid-19 cases were identified, many countries in Asia-Pacific feel right back where they started. Now the fresh outbreaks are throwing the zero Covid strategy favored by China and Australia into question, and prompting a larger debate about just how sustainable the approach is.
August 3, 2021
‘A big chaotic policy mess': Borders expert rails against UK travel rules
A leading expert on international travel during the coronavirus pandemic has described the UK government’s strategy as “a big chaotic policy mess”. Professor Kelley Lee, Canada research chair in Global Health Governance at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, told The Independent: “From a public health risk assessment and mitigation perspective, I would say it is not ‘fit for purpose’.” In June the prime minister claimed in the Commons: “We have the toughest border measures anywhere in the world”.