Letters: COVID travel restrictions should be lifted

Letters: COVID travel restrictions should be lifted

As we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic one must wonder if our Liberal government has any ability to understand the practicality of the decisions it makes on health care policy

Editor:

While today our focus must be on the tragic occurrences in Ukraine and out thoughts lie with those that are being impacted by the Russian invasion, we do have issues close to home that impact us daily.

As we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic one must wonder if our Liberal government has any ability to understand the practicality of the decisions it makes on health care policy, specifically how it is applied for travelers leaving and returning to Canada.

While of late the travel restrictions have been relaxed somewhat, there is still a requirement to submit an antigen test prior to return.

Many travelers such as I travel frequently for business and this one more inconvenience layered on to the travel experience, that no longer has any basis on fact. Elements such as the random testing (that by the way has been “randomly applied to me seven out of my last eight trips) that uses resources that should be made available to minimize local transmission, are an example of the Liberal government setting policy just not getting it.

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

As Delta is essentially a border community, I have reached out to Minister Qualtrough on two separate occasions and was not graced with a response other than the automatic bounce back from her email services.

Perhaps she must be too busy fulfilling her politically correct mandate given to her by our politically correct Prime Minister who has yet to find something in Canada’s history he can’t apologize for.

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

Kevin Davis

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