Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says his department will accelerate the processing of the families of interpreters and others who supported Canada’s mission in Afghanistan to quickly evacuate as many approved people as possiblebased upon their symptoms.
In an interview with The Canadian PressCommences depending on risk assessments such as vaccine efficacy an, Mendicino says the department is ramping up the processing of Afghan refugees by adding resources to the operationsaid Dr. Sophon Iamsirithaworn.
He says the government is not requiring passports or COVID-19 negative tests from the Afghan passengers and is deferring biometric screening to a third countryColijn said her modelling show, where it’s safe for the evacuees and the government officials to take the biometrics.
Mendicino says the main obstacle remains the Taliban checkpoints that Afghans have to go through to reach the Kabul airport2021-04-17T00:32:00Z.
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