International arrivals at Canadian airports are so backed up, people are being kept on planes for over an hour after they land because there isn't enough space for the long lineups of travellers, says the Canadian Airports Council. It's calling on the federal government to do away with random tests and public health questions at customs to ease the serious delays passengers face when they arrive in Canada. The interim president of the Canadian Airport Council wants to see the agency end COVID-19 health questions at airport customs checkpoints to help relieve congestion. Gradek said he sees no indication that the federal government is going to budge on public health measures at airports. Ultimately, Gradek said, he wants to see more cooperation from all parties to fix the delays and congestion.
Source: CBC News May 18, 2022 00:10 UTC