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Coronavirus: British travellers in Canada urged to return home while they can

British travellers in Canada are being “strongly recommended” to return home as travel options become limited due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Foreign Office issued the advice as airports shut down and airlines limit services.

The travel update said: “International travel is becoming very limited as air routes close, land borders close and new restrictions are put in place that prevent flights from leaving.”


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The only Canadian airports operating international flights are Toronto Pearson, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Calgary and Vancouver.

The FCO said it is working with airlines to keep routes open, while calling for “international action” to enable British people to return home on commercial flights.

“We are working urgently to support British travellers who are already having difficulties returning,” the FCO added.

“If you are travelling in Canada you should contact your travel operator now.

“Currently, Air Canada and British Airways are still operating international flights to the UK with some routes suspended.

“Other airlines have suspended flights to the UK, with exemptions.”

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