The Remote Area Border Crossing program has been suspended until Canadian travel restrictions are lifted.
Tourists cannot use a RABC permission to enter Canada, announced the Canadian Border Services Agency. Besides announcing the temporary suspension of services at several reporting locations of small vessels, small airports, and ferry terminals.
Actions related to COVID-19 are temporary, and come into force today. They will remain in effect until further notice.
The RABC program is only available in northwestern Ontario and southeastern Manitoba.
All free or optional trips to Canada continue to be prohibited.
CBSA will also continue the temporary suspension of services at a total of 342 small vessel reporting sites and 126 small airports. Air and sea traffic will be diverted as needed.
Small vessel reporting locations are mainly marinas and telephone reporting sites that support recreational activities. With the height of the fast boating traffic season, CBSA usually observes an increasing volume of tourists coming to Canada on these sites for recreational purposes, which is currently prohibited.
To support the Canadian government’s goal for all incoming passengers to be assessed for COVID-19 symptoms, this agent directs air and sea traffic to the port of entry where CBSA manages or can mobilize attendance of officers.
In addition, a number of ferry operators have decided to suspend services between Canada and the United States. This decision was made independently by each ferry operator.
The Canadian government continues to introduce border measures to limit the spread of coronavirus in Canada.
CBSA said in a news release that it remained committed to ensuring that indigenous peoples could continue to move within and between their communities, and be able to provide and access essential goods and services.
The PGA tour announced on Thursday that they will extend membership of excluded players to next season, which means there will be no degradation or loss of status for those outside the Top FedEx Cup 125 at the end of the 2019 -20 campaign.
The decision came after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled or delayed 13 events on the Tour calendar. In a statement, Tour said the move was taken after talks with the Tour Policy Board and the Players Advisory Board. Players in the tournament winners, career money and lifetime member categories will retain their status for the 2020 -21 season as well.
The result meant the elimination of Korn Ferry graduates for 2020 -21. In a statement, Tour said it would set performance benefits for those who were in the top 10 of the Korn Ferry points list by the end of the year, including qualifying for events on the opposite pitch. The battlefield promotion, for those who win three times a year on the Korn Ferry circuit, will still be there.
There will also be a reduction in available field spots from Monday’s qualifications for the remainder of 2020. Under the current system, four players gain entry to the tournament through Monday’s qualifiers. The amount will be cut in half. In addition, Tour said there would be several tournaments where Monday’s qualifications could be eliminated altogether if a safe location could not be found.
Other items from today’s announcement:
-The Tour has upgraded the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club 2020. An alternative event for the past two seasons, this event has been moved to the fall, and because it does not share dates with the WGC tournament, Corales Puntacana will give the 500 500 full FedEx Cup points to the champions.
-The 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions will include all winners of the 2020 calendar season, as well as those who qualify for the 2020 Tour Championship.
-Players who began a medical extension during the 2019 season -20 had the option to restart the extension when the tour resumed at Colonial on June 11.