Online Poll: Optimist Readers Want to See COVID-Related Travel Restrictions Ease Even More


A relaxation of COVID-related travel restrictions this week won’t exactly get Optimist readers to the airport anytime soon.

As of February 28, vaccinated travelers no longer need a COVID-19 molecular test to return to Canada and can instead opt for a potentially cheaper and easier to access rapid test. According to our most recent online survey, most Optimist readers still find the reduction in travel restrictions a major downside.

The poll, which ran from February 25 to March 2, asked readers “Do you have any travel plans this spring? »

With just over 200 responses, including 93 locally, 60.68% opted for “No, I’m waiting for all restrictions, such as mandatory COVID testing, to be lifted before flying anywhere out of the country.”

Some readers think now is the time to travel with 21% opting for “Yes, travel restrictions have finally started to ease and I can’t wait to arrive somewhere warm.”

18% chose “Yes, but like the past two years, I’m still staying in the province.”

The findings are based on an online survey of adult Delta Optimist readers located in Ladner. The margin of error – which measures the variability of the sample – is +/- 6.8%, 19 times out of 20.

Delta Optimist uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent vote fraud, detect and prevent bots, and filter non-local and duplicate votes.


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