The Canadian government is planning to make it mandatory for all passengers and staff on federally regulated modes of transportation to be fully vaccinated by the end of the month or until November 30, 2021.
What Is This Regulation for Passengers?
Unvaccinated travelers will be unable to board unless they present a negative Covid-19 test taken no later than 72 hours before departure. The government has given a 30-day transition period to accommodate travelers who are waiting to get the second dose of their vaccine. However, by November 30, all travelers and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated. Only people who are traveling for emergency purposes or can not take the vaccine due to certain medical conditions will be exempt from this regulation.
When Will this Regulation Begin?
According to the Canadian government, the first phase of this regulation will begin on October 30. All travelers over the age of 12 will be required to be fully vaccinated to travel from Canadian airports and on trains.
Who Will Be Affected by this Regulation?
All passengers boarding any domestic or international flights from Canadian airports will be required to be fully vaccinated. This will also include all rail passengers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, and marine passengers on cruise ships that go on longer than 24-hour trips.