Wednesday, 4 Aug 2021

Canada to send 3 flights to Peru to help citizens stranded by COVID-19: minister

Canada will send three planes to Peru to repatriate citizens left stranded abroad by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the country’s foreign affairs minister says.

In a tweet on Monday, François-Philippe Champagne said the government has secured authorization to operate three flights “this week.”

On Saturday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the government was working with commercial airlines to co-ordinate flights to repatriate Canadians.

“We will also be working with other countries to ensure that our airlines have the permissions and other supports necessary to fly,” Trudeau said.

The first of those flights, from Morocco, landed in Montreal on Saturday.

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