Press release

September 26, 2022

TORONTO, ONTARIO – This morning, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority released a statement in response to the federal government’s update on border measures.

“The GTAA is pleased with today’s announcement from the Government of Canada that it is lifting remaining border measures including mandatory masking and COVID testing. 

Our industry faced unprecedented challenges during the pandemic due to strict health measures and regulations that impacted operations. 

Toronto Pearson and its industry partners continue to focus on improving the passenger experience at airports, and we look forward to working with our government partners to address the systemic challenges in the air sector, including labour shortages, modernization of border processes, and the immediate reopening of the Nexus enrollment centre. 

Today’s decision, combined with these ongoing initiatives, will ensure that Canada will retake its globally competitive ranking as a travel and tourism hub.”

About the Greater Toronto Airports Authority

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is the operator of Toronto – Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport and a vital connector of people, businesses and goods. Toronto Pearson has been named “Best Large Airport in North America serving more than 40 million passengers” for five years in a row by Airports Council International (ACI), the global trade representative of the world’s airports. In recognition of its Healthy Airport program, ACI has also awarded Toronto Pearson the “Best hygiene measures in North America” award for two years running, and Toronto Pearson was the first Canadian airport to receive ACI’s global health accreditation for its response to COVID-19.

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