Northern airlines raise concerns over new vaccine mandate on flights, impact on medical travel


The federal mandate to provide proof of vaccination to fly by the end of the month has left some northern airlines wondering what it will mean for those living in remote communities where air transport is the only way in or out.

By Oct. 30, with few exceptions, Canadians will need to provide proof of vaccination to fly. It’s expected to create challenges in the North where air travel is often a necessity, not a luxury.

Kyle Newhook, the operations manager and a pilot with North-Wright Airways, said the new restrictions coming in place for air travellers should take that into account.

“The air is pretty much in some cases, the

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