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Vaccination Requirements are Suspended for Domestic and Outbound Travellers

Recent news for vaccinated individuals

As of June 20th, vaccination requirements are no longer needed for citizens who travel both domestically and outbound. It has also been decided that proof of vaccination will be unnecessary when boarding a plane or a train in Canada. Recently, there have also been new entry requirements to enter Canada that others must continue to follow:

  • Both permanent and temporary citizens of Canada returning from international travel will be required to provide a valid pre-entry test result, quarantine for 14 days, and take part in a day 1 and day 8 molecular test if they are not fully vaccinated. 
  • Travellers coming to Canada must report mandatory information to ArriveCan within 72 hours before their arrival. 
  • If travellers fail to submit their ArriveCAN submission, it may result in them having to take molecular testing on days 1 and 8 while they stay in quarantine for 14 days, and pay fines or other enforcement actions, regardless of what their vaccination status is.
  • Proof of vaccination is still required for passengers and crew while travelling on cruise ships. 

If you want to check more cruise ship travel, please check from here.

Requirements for Foreign nationals

Vaccine requirements will remain the same for foreigners entering Canada; those who are not fully vaccinated will not be allowed to enter the country. Foreign nationals residing in Canada will be able to depart the country by plane or train, regardless of their vaccination status.

Federally regulated rules for transportation sector workers

There will be a new list of rules for federally regulated employers as of June 20th:

  1. Employers in the air, rail, and marine sectors will no longer have mandatory vaccination policies in place for their employees 
  2. All employers will have to establish a return to work practice
  3. The government of Canada has decided not to continue with proposed regulations to make vaccination mandatory in all federally regulated workplaces.

Mask mandates for individuals

During this time, masks continue to be highly encouraged in crowded or indoor spaces. It is proven that masks have significantly reduced the transmission of COVID-19, and are the most basic and visible method of protecting others. It is important to remember that there is a list of rules that is still imposed while travelling:

  • Individuals who choose to travel on planes or trains are required to wear a mask, but can briefly remove them while drinking or eating 
  • Foreign or domestic passengers aboard cruise ships are expected to follow the masking requirements and other hygiene measures as directed by the crew.

If you would like to learn more about the new updates on vaccination requirements, you can check out this link for more information.
Bon voyage and safe travels!

Disclaimer: The information is obtained directly from the Government of Canada websites. The information has been gathered as accurately as possible at the time of writing, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please check the Government of Canada’s official website and digital channels.

Source: Suspension of the mandatory vaccination requirement for domestic travellers and federally regulated transportation workers

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