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Canadian snowbirds abroad grapple with tough new travel rules that include a big hotel bill



a man and a woman smiling for the camera: Canadian snowbirds Claudine Durand and her husband, Yvon Laramée, may stay longer in Florida this year to avoid the cost of quarantining in a hotel upon their return to Canada.


© Submitted by Claudine Durand
Canadian snowbirds Claudine Durand and her husband, Yvon Laramée, may stay longer in Florida this year to avoid the cost of quarantining in a hotel upon their return to Canada.

Despite Canada’s advisory not to travel abroad during the pandemic, snowbirds have been able to easily book flights and head south.

But now those snowbirds face major hurdles returning home, thanks to tough new travel measures announced by the federal government on Friday. Soon, air passengers will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival and spend up to three days of their 14-day

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