Canadian stranded in Cape Town says it has been a ‘nerve-racking roller-coaster’ trying to get home


A number of Canadians are stranded overseas by new travel restrictions in the wake of the omicron variant. Now, Ottawa is offering a travel exemption to allow people to return home from South Africa, under some conditions. Charles Coatzee, a Canadian stranded in Cape Town, speaks to Rosemary Barton.

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