Travel restrictions

Letters: COVID travel restrictions should be lifted

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, one has to wonder if our Liberal government has the ability to understand the practicality of the decisions it makes on health care policy.

Editor:

While today we must focus on the tragic events in Ukraine and our thoughts are with those affected by the Russian invasion, we have issues close to home that affect us daily.

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, one must wonder if our Liberal government has the ability to understand the practicality of the decisions it makes in health care policy, particularly how it is applied to travelers departing and returning to Canada.

Although travel restrictions have been relaxed somewhat lately, it is still mandatory to submit an antigen test before returning.

Many travelers like me travel frequently for business and this adds to the travel experience, which no longer has any factual basis. Things like random testing (which, by the way, has been “randomly applied to me seven of my last eight trips) that uses up resources that should be made available to minimize local transmission, are an example of the Liberal government’s settlement policy that just isn’t getting it.

Neither the federal government nor the provincial government will share the percentage of positive tests for fully vaccinated travelers returning to Canada who also have a negative PCR test. Is it because they know it will make them even more incompetent than they already are?

Since Delta is essentially a border community, I contacted Minister Qualtrough twice and received no response other than her courier services returning automatically.

Maybe she must be too busy fulfilling the politically correct mandate given to her by our politically correct Prime Minister who has yet to find something in Canadian history for which he cannot apologize.

Ms. Qualtrough should be reminded that she serves and for the enjoyment of Delta voters. It would be nice to see her visibly working on our behalf for the interests of the majority of Delta residents, not just selective politically correct issues.

Kevin Davis