Getting on a plane tomorrow? Here’s what you need to know about new vaccination requirements – CBC

Exemptions for emergencies and remote communities coming today

Oct 29, 2021

The federal government is announcing new exemptions and a grace period for unvaccinated foreign nationals today as it releases new details about its vaccine mandate for travellers that comes into effect tomorrow, CBC News has learned.

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra is holding an announcement at noon at Toronto Pearson Airport about Transport Canada’s final orders and guidance that have been issued to airlines and railways following consultations, a government source told CBC News.

Starting at 3 a.m. on Oct. 30, all travellers in Canada aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated before boarding planes, trains or cruise ships in this country. Even those fully vaccinated need to show proof of a negative molecular COVID-19 test upon returning to Canada. Ottawa is facing pressure to drop that requirement.

Canadians travelling abroad will need to follow the rules of the specific airline and country they are entering, which may include testing.

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