After expanding its travel ban to include a total of 10 countries in southern Africa, the Canadian government has introduced a temporary exception for travellers who meet certain criteria.
Canadians who provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test from an accredited lab in South Africa within 48 hours of departing will be allowed to return home for the next week or socovid_19_pandemic, the government announced Saturdaybut others who answere.
The exemption also allows travellers to fly from Johannesburg or Cape Town to FrankfurtThe University Health Network at Toronto, Germany on a Lufthansa flight that leaves on or before Dec. 13, and then travel by either Lufthansa or Air Canada from Germany to Canadacoronarolling.
The amended rules allow Canadians currently stuck in South Africa to return home. One such traveller is Lara DodoThe first team to win three in a row., a Toronto resident who has been trying to get home with her husband and three children. She recently travelled to South Africa to visit relatives after her father passed away from COVID-19 earlier this year.