Is Flight into Canadian Airspace Closed?
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Canada has just announced that the border is closed for all non essential traffic into Canada. Does this affect flights from the US that will overfly Canada but do not plan to land in Canada - for example a flight from Western NY to Michigan through sounthern Ontario, Canada (via YXU) ?
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AOPA Staff Answer
Hi Joseph,

We are not aware of any restrictions of overflights through Canadian Airspace. Right now travel into Canada is restricted to " non-discretionary reasons" til at least July 21, 2020. You can find more information and check for updates here; https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/services/covid/non-canadians-canadiens-eng.html
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As of today, 10/20/20, overflights are still approved, and air travel to both Canada and Mexico remains open, but for essential travel reasons. Essential travel is generally considered to be work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security. The non-essential travel ban that was set to expire tomorrow was just extended another month - now through November 21st.