Mandatory vaccination requirements for domestic travellers and federally regulated transportation workers to be suspended on June 20, 2022

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The Government of Canada has announced that, as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound travel, federally regulated transportation sectors, and federal government employees.

This means that vaccination will no longer be a requirement to board a plane or train in Canada. Other public health measures, such as wearing a mask, continue to apply throughout the traveller’s journey.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is still required for passengers and crew on cruise ships.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents returning from international travel who do not qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption are still required to provide a valid pre-entry test result, remain subject to Day 1 and Day 8 molecular testing, and quarantine for a period of 14 days. Also, all travellers entering Canada are required to input their mandatory information in ArriveCAN within 72 hours before their arrival in Canada.