Feds lift COVID-19 vaccination requirement to board flights, trains: source

A government source tells Global News that the federal government will soon announce that Canadians will no longer need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to board trains and domestic and international flights.

Since October 30, 2021, the federal government requires travelers in Canada to be fully vaccinated before traveling by plane or train.

Although Ottawa recently suspended randomized COVID-19 testing at customs, the remaining measures have been the subject of criticism from the travel industry.

READ MORE: Travel industry calls for lifting of vaccine mandate and other COVID restrictions

The Canadian Airports Council and others have called for an end to vaccine mandates for passengers, along with airline, security and customs personnel.

The news of the policy change came as lengthy delays were reported at Canadian airports, especially Toronto Pearson International Airport

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–With files from The Canadian Press


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