Montreal-Trudeau Airport ready to host Syrian refugees

aeroport-pierre-elliott-trudeauAt the airport Pierre Elliott Trudeau, everything is in place to welcome at any time up to 300 Syrian refugees in three or four hours.

At present, we still do not know when will arrive first charter flight, but now, everything is ready.

Journalists were invited this morning on a guided tour of the facilities in Dorval.

At a press conference, Vito Vassallo, Director of Operations at Immigration Canada, said that all security checks were made abroad and that further checks will be made here. “No shortcuts were taken security,” he has said.

Health Idem. In the camps where they are, refugees have already passed a medical examination.

Upon arrival in Canada, refugees will be welcomed by doctors and by quarantine officers who will ensure they are well. They will also be aware of the importance of vaccination for children.

Yes, that’s a lot of world to receive, but as noted by Pierre-Paul Pharand, Vice President, Airport Operations, even when one has a certain habit. Mr. Pharand said that Montreal had seen arrive a large number of Lebanese in 2006 and 4000 Haitians in 2010.

Again, he has said, everything will be done to ensure home “warm, human and comfortable ‘to each.

Waiting rooms and rooms for nursing and rest are planned. The Red Cross will also be on site and each will have winter clothes.

Sixty Aéroports de Montreal employees responded to the call by their employer and they will volunteer when the first groups of Syrians arrive in the metropolis.

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