The number of international arrivals to Canada in October reached almost three-quarters of the level recorded before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in October 2019, according to Statistics Canada data released on Friday.
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Foreign travelers were thus twice as numerous in October 2022 as for the same month last year. “It corresponds to almost two-thirds (64.5%) of the number of trips observed in October 2019,” said the federal agency.
Canada is also a popular destination for Americans with nearly 3.3 million of them crossing the border in October, almost four times the number of October 2021 and 76.1% of the October level. 2019.
Canadians also moved to their southern neighbors as 2.8 million made the trip, an increase in numbers from October 2021 when 556,800 Canadians were reported.
“Of this total, 1.8 million trips were made by automobile, and almost two-thirds of these (64.2%) were same-day trips,” Statistics Canada explained.
Remember that all border restrictions related to COVID-19 – vaccination, quarantine and the obligation to use ArriveCAN – were lifted on October 1.