Travellers boarding flights at Canadian airports must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 30.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that all domestic and international air and rail passengers above the age of 12 will need to be vaccinated by the end of November to continue traveling.
Starting October 30, plane and train travellers in Canada will be required to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test.
One month later on November 30, the negative testing option will be revoked, meaning only fully vaccinated passengers will be allowed to travel.
“If you haven’t gotten your shots yet but want to travel this winter, let’s be clear. There will only be a few extremely narrow exceptions like a valid medical condition,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a Wednesday press conference.
“For the vast vast majority of people, the rules are very simple to travel: you’ve got to be vaccinated.”
The prime minister, who went on to acknowledge that the measures “are some of the strongest in the world,” said that “when it comes to keeping you and your family safe, when it comes to avoiding lockdowns for everyone, this is no time for half measures.”
Vaccines work. That’s why we’re going to make them mandatory for workers in the federal public service and for people boarding planes and trains. For the latest on our plan, tune in to our announcement now: https://t.co/cue71uq59U
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 6, 2021
Approximately 76% of Canada’s population has already been vaccinated, markedly higher than the US’s 62%.
The strict vaccine requirement is expected to be put in place for cruise ships before the resumption of the 2022 season.