The Toronto Star reports:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday detailed his government’s plan to require full vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of travel, announcing that by Oct. 30, anyone eligible for a vaccine who is flying out of a Canadian airport or taking a Via Rail or Rocky Mountaineer train must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The new rules also apply to cruise ships, which are permitted to re-enter Canadian waters as of Nov. 1.
“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,” Trudeau said during a news conference. “For the vast, vast majority of people, the rules are very simple to travel. You’ve got to be vaccinated.”
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Effective October 30, travellers departing from Canadian airports, and travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to travel. https://t.co/E7u2M3aGcK
— Transport Canada (@Transport_gc) October 6, 2021
JUST IN: Canada PM Justin Trudeau issues Covid-19 vaccine mandate for anyone 12 and older on trains and planes.
Trudeau says those who are vaccinated, “deserve the freedom to be safe from Cocivd-19, to have your kids safe from Covid, [and] to get back to the things you love.”
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) October 6, 2021
Update: Federal public servants must confirm their vaccination status by October 29th. Those who are not willing to disclose their status, and those who are not willing to be fully vaccinated, will be placed on administrative leave without pay as early as November 15th.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 6, 2021