CANPASS Airports of Entry Resuming Service

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced that it is returning border entry services at most small airports and many seaplane bases across Canada that had their service suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most, if not all, of the 55 airports included in the service upgrade are classified as ‘Airports of Entry/CANPASS (AOE/CAN)’.

This will allow CANPASS private and corporate permit holders to land and clear border formalities at these airports at any time the airport is open for landing, regardless of the business hours of the local CBSA office.

“We understand Canadians have been eager to travel and that’s why, together with air industry partners, we’ve been continuing to undertake a gradual easing of temporary measures to manage the pandemic,” Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino was quoted in a statement issued by his office. “All while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada, today’s announcement will help facilitate travel and make it easier for those who rely on smaller airports from coast to coast to coast to receive the highest quality of service.”

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