VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It seems B.C.’s snowbirds are continuing to fly out of country, despite warnings to avoid non-essential travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hawaii’s online COVID-19 stats show 1,260 people arrived from Vancouver International Airport through the month of January.
Of those travellers, 793 declared they were on vacation or travelling for pleasure, 125 were airline crew members, and 121 people were flying to the state to visit friends or family.
With new travel mandates, it’s possible the number of travellers to Hawaii will go down.
In addition to showing a negative PCR test before boarding a flight for Canada, travellers will soon also be required to take a test upon arrival. The new requirements mean these arriving passengers will have to quarantine in