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Canada Border Services will introduce more screening measures at airports

Canada Border Services will introduce more screening measures at airports for Canadians returning from abroad.

On Monday, Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will be closing its borders to virtually all non-residents as of Wednesday, March 18. In addition, international flights will only land in Montreal, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver.

All travellers entering the country will be subject to "new enhanced screening measures" at all airports.

Canada Border Services will ask all travellers if they have a cough, fever or difficulty breathing.

The agency will also ask all arrivals to self-isolate for 14 days to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Before Trudeau's announcement, many Canadians felt that the agency wasn't doing enough compared to other countries.

And others pointed out that touch screens on inspection kiosks aren't exactly sanitary.

Mayor of Montreal Valérie Plante even announced that Montreal's public health department will be deploying dozens of employees to intercept returning Canadians at the airport.

Travellers will be asked to self-isolate and take their temperature twice a day for two weeks.

Trudeau's decision to close Canada's border and enhance screening measures comes in the wake of Canada announcing over 345 cases of coronavirus across the country.

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