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WestJet added an extra flight from Cancun to Toronto on Feb. 7 to accommodate Canadians returning home amid a travel lockdown.

The fight is among several extra one-time routes from Mexico and the Caribbean to various Canadian airports.

The Canadian government has requested airports cancel flights starting Jan. 31 as new variants of the coronavirus spread. Passengers can look for other flights on WestJet’s advisories page, which will be updated until Feb. 14.

Airlines were given a tentative April 30 restart date.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau also ordered travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada. Arrivals will be funneled at either Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary or Montreal airports.

The emergency flights so far:

Feb. 6, flight 2209 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR) Calgary (YYC)

Feb. 7, flight 2025 San Jose del Cabo, Mexico (SJD) Calgary (YYC)

Feb. 7, flight 2209 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR) Calgary (YYC)

Feb. 7, flight 2581 Cancun, Mexico (CUN) Toronto (YYZ)

Feb. 7, flight 2661 Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) Toronto (YYZ)

Feb. 7, flight 2769 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) Toronto (YYZ)

Feb. 8, flight 2025 San Jose del Cabo, Mexico (SJD) Calgary (YYC)

Feb. 8, flight 2507 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP) Toronto (YYZ)

Feb. 8, flight 2643 Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) Toronto (YYZ)

Feb. 8, flight 2209 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR) Calgary (YYC)

Feb. 8, flight 2661 Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) Toronto (YYZ)

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