Is it safe to travel right now? Experts weigh in on how to mitigate COVID risks on vacation – CTV

July 29, 2022

At the start of 2022, with pandemic fatigue spreading and the majority of Canadians having received at least two vaccine doses, many were hoping this summer might finally be a return to normal.

The majority of public health restrictions was lifted across Canada in the spring and early summer, including measures such as requirements to mask in public indoor spaces and to be vaccinated to fly within the country.

However, in June and July, new Omicron subvariants spurred a new wave of COVID-19 cases. So is it actually safe to be travelling right now?

Experts say there’s no use in postponing trips indefinitely in the hopes of COVID-19 being eradicated.

“COVID is not disappearing anytime soon,” Dr. Angela Cheung, a senior scientist at the University Health Network in Toronto, told in a phone interview.

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