May 7, 2020
Ottawa, Canada. - A group of 28 Dominicans who were stranded in Canada arrived in the Dominican Republic on flight 3934 of WestJet, coming from Toronto, this Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 12:45 pm, through the International Airport Gregorio Luperón of Puerto Plata.
These Dominicans were stranded in Canada as a result of the suspension of commercial flights due to the closure of borders that both nations implemented in the middle of March as a measure to counter the COVID-19 pandemic. The Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada, in coordination with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic and Canada, and with the collaboration of the Consulates General of Montreal and Toronto, carried out a series of actions that made possible the return to their country of seven students and 21 nationals who were in Canada as tourists when the pandemic outbreak emerged. The group was made up of Dominicans who were in the cities of Edmonton, Montreal, New Brunswick, Ottawa, Regina, Saint Leonard, Sarnia, Saskatchewa, Sudbury, Toronto, Victoria and Vancouver.
The Embassy also made the necessary arrangements for the 28 passengers to undergo rigorous examinations by Canadian doctors from the cities of Montreal and Toronto. Once in our country, they were received by personnel from the Ministry of Public Health and transferred to designated places to comply with the isolation protocol.