Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
The Canadian government ends vaccination requirements for domestic and international travel
From June 20, 2022, the government of Canada will no longer enforce vaccination requirements for domestic and international travel, federally regulated transportation sectors, and federal government employees.
According to government officials, the decision to suspend vaccine requirements in the country was based on improved public health conditions. COVID-19 vaccination rates are nearly 90%, and case counts have dropped significantly.
The requirements for passengers and crew of cruise vessels will continue. On planes and trains, public health precautions, such as wearing a mask, will continue to be in force.
In order to ensure the safety and security of Canadians and the transportation system, the government of Canada will continually evaluate measures and will not hesitate to adjust them based on the latest public health advice and science.
Therefore, Canadians and Canadian permanent residents returning from international destinations who do not qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption must submit a valid pre-entry test result, remain subject to molecular testing on Day 1 and Day 8, and remain quarantined for 14 days.
Also, travellers entering Canada must also enter their mandatory information in ArriveCAN at least 72 hours before their arrival.