More Travelers Coming to Canada As Pandemic Restrictions Are Relaxed: StatCan

According to Statistics Canada, the number of international travelers coming to Canada has increased due to the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, but is still well below pre-pandemic levels.

Report The agency, announced on May 24, indicates that approximately 148,900 foreign residents arrived in Canada in March 2022. this is It is five times as many as the same month in 2021 and less than half (43 percent) of foreigners’ trips to Canada in March 2019, just before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Similarly, US residents traveled to Canada approximately 465,200 times in March 2022. That’s about five times as much as March 2021, which is one-third (31.9 percent) of the 1.5 million trips to the north made by Americans in March 2019.

The number of European tourists visiting Canada has also increased significantly, rising sharply from 5,600 in March 2021 to 68,800 in March 2022. During this period, the number of visitors from Asia also increased from 12,100 to 33,700. However, the number of trips from both regions is also below the March 2019 level.

StatCan Report We also looked at the number of trips abroad by Canadian residents.

Overall, Canadian residents traveled six times more abroad in March 2022 than in March 2021, but still a little over one-third (37.1 percent) of the trips they made in March 2019. )was.

Of the total return trips to Canada, 775,800 were by car, less than half (47.8%) were same-day trips.

The number of return flight trips by Canadian residents soared from 18,900 in March 2021 to 549,300 in 2022, which was still less than half of the pre-pandemic trips.

The report also states that many Canadians appear to have resumed their March vacation as 685,000 residents returned from overseas travel in 2022, up from 48,800 trips in March 2021. However, March 2019.

Canadians made 1.3 million return trips from the United States in March 2022. That’s five times as much as March 2021, but only one-third of the 4 million trips made in March 2019.

February 2022The Government of Canada has announced plans to phase out restrictions on international travel by facilitating on-arrival testing of fully vaccinated individuals. With travelers Option to use rapid antigen or molecular test results to meet pre-entry requirements.

At the end of the month, when the limit on the number of airports that can accept international travelers expires, international flights Allowed Land at all international airports designated by the Government of Canada.

April border measures More relaxed Be fully vaccinated Traveler Enter without providing a negative pre-entry COVID-19 test.

Andrew Chen


Andrew Chen is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.

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