Travelers from Canada’s largest cities are now barred from flying to the US because of a severe air safety crisis, Canada Travel Network reported on Wednesday.
As of Wednesday afternoon, CanadaTravel Network said flights from Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg were no longer allowed.
“All major airlines, including Air Canada, Qantas, and WestJet, have suspended operations in the United States due to the deteriorating situation of air quality in the region,” a spokesperson told Business Insider.
“All airlines operating in the Canadian market are actively monitoring the situation and working to mitigate any risks.”
In Canada, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates have also been ordered to suspend flights to the United State and to the rest of the world.
The UK, the US and the UAE are currently under a state of emergency as the situation worsens, with US President Donald Trump blaming the incident on “terrorists.”
Canada has also ordered a massive expansion of flights from US airports to Canada, with the number of flights expected to increase to more than 400,000 per day.
At the same time, a number of major airlines have been ordered not to operate from the United states for the next few days.
Travelers from the rest, including the United kingdom, have also taken to social media to vent their frustrations at the situation.
People on social media have urged airlines to continue to operate but the airlines, which include Qantans, United Continental, JetBlue and Virgin America, have said they will not operate.
This is the worst crisis I’ve ever seen, they are cancelling flights from me, they want to cut me off.
It is sad, really sad.
#staycationarypic.twitter.com/h7s5y9jq5c— jacob rycroft (@roccobyr) September 23, 2018Travelers have also tweeted that airlines have already cancelled some flights from the UK and France.
While the United Nations has announced that it will be extending the world’s humanitarian relief efforts to parts of the US as a result of the crisis, the crisis in the country has seen thousands of people stranded on flights to Canada.
Air Canada has already been temporarily cancelling its flights to Toronto and Vancouver and it is also asking passengers to avoid travel to the U.S. as well.
Many people are being stranded at home, unable to get out of their homes and are not allowed to return to their homes, the airline told CBC News.
On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that Canada is also suspending flights to a number to the Middle East and Africa.