Native airports, together with two in Langley and one in Pitt Meadows, are seeing border crossing and customs companies begin up once more for the primary time since they had been shut down in the course of the early days of the pandemic.

Langley Airport, Pitt Meadows Airport, and the Fort Langley River Touchdown are three of the 12 small airports the place Canada Border Companies Company (CBSA) officers will resume their companies as of Friday, Sept. 16.

In whole, 55 small airports throughout the nation noticed CBSA officers resume their duties on that day. It’s a part of a gradual resumption of border companies at smaller airports.

“We perceive Canadians have been desperate to journey and that’s why, along with air trade companions, we’ve been persevering with to undertake a gradual easing of short-term measures to handle the pandemic,” mentioned Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Security. “All whereas prioritizing the well being and security of everybody in Canada, right now’s announcement will assist facilitate journey and make it simpler for many who depend on smaller airports from coast to coast to coast to obtain the best high quality of service.”

Whereas Langley and Pitt Meadows airports are well-known, the Fort Langley River Touchdown, also referred to as the Fort Langley Airport, is off the overwhelmed path. It’s a personal airport situated on the Fraser River simply to the east of Fort Langley, and permits for the river launch and touchdown of seaplanes in addition to boasting a single runway and a helipad.

Travellers arriving over the border at small airports will nonetheless have to finish their AriveCAN app submissions, together with COVID-19 vaccination data, inside 72 hours of arriving on the border.

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