Kanata: Of the 493 visitors in February 2021, 255 visitors arrived on direct flights from Canada while 238 visitors arrived on domestic flights. Most of the visitors were independent travelers (95.1%). In terms of lodging, 42.1 percent stayed in hotels, 24.8 percent stayed in condominiums, 13.2 percent stayed in rental homes, 8.1 percent stayed with friends and relatives and 7.9 percent stayed in timeshares.
Through the first two months of 2021, per person per day visitor spending decreased to $171 (-4.6%). Food and beverage expenses increased, while lodging, transportation, shopping, and entertainment and recreation expenses were lower compared to a year ago.
Most travelers to Canada, including returning Canadian nationals, were required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrived in Canada before exiting the airport, and another toward the end of their mandatory 14-day quarantine period. Effective February 18, most air travelers were required to reserve, prior to departure to Canada, a three-night stay in a government-authorized hotel. In addition, they were required to submit their travel and contact information, including a suitable quarantine plan, electronically via ArriveCAN before boarding their flight.