EgyptAir to resume direct flights to Canada after ban lifted

Ahram Online , Saturday 18 Dec 2021

EgyptAir announced on Saturday the resumption of direct flights between Cairo and Toronto from Tuesday after the Canadian government’s decision to remove Egypt and nine other African countries from its travel ban list over Covid-19’s Omicron variant.


On EgyptAir’s website, travelers choosing a direct flight from Cairo to Toronto are required to submit Covid-19 information to enter Canada including providing a quarantine plan. They are told to download ArrivaCAN mobile application to submit the information before travel.

Canada imposed a travel ban on 10 African countries, including Egypt, in late November over the Covid-19 Omicron variant concerns leading EgyptAir to suspend all the direct flights between Cairo and Toronto since early December.

On Friday, Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos told a press conference in Ottawa that the travel ban imposed on the 10 African countries would be lifted effective 18 December at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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