BREAKING: multiple news sources reporting that on June 14, 🇨🇦fed govt to announce vaccine mandates for domestic travel on planes/trains as well outgoing international travel will be suspended effective June 15. Foreign nationals coming to🇨🇦 will still be required to be vaccinated
— Kulvinder Kaur MD (@dockaurG) June 14, 2022
OTTAWA — Sources confirm the Canadian government is putting an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for domestic and outbound international travellers and federally regulated workers.
A formal announcement is expected on Tuesday afternoon as the government faces mounting pressure from tourism and travel associations to do away with vaccine mandates to help ease the chaos that has erupted at Canada’s airports and bring rules in line with provincial public health measures.
The new rules are expected to come into effect on June 20, though two government sources close to the decision, who were granted anonymity to speak about matters they were not authorized to discuss publicly, say the rules for foreign nationals coming to Canada will not change.