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Key Points

  • Effective October 30, 2021, passengers departing from Canadian airports and trains will need to have evidence of vaccination


Beginning October 30, 2021, the Canadian government will require travelers to be fully vaccinated to board flights and travel from a Canadian airport. All vaccination requirements will apply to travelers 12 years of age and older who are:

  • Air passengers flying on domestic, transborder, or international flights departing from an airport in Canada
  • Rail passengers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains

For travelers who are in the process of being fully vaccinated, there will be a transition period in which travel will be possible if a valid COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of travel can be presented.

What’s Changed?

Travelers above the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated to travel via Canadian airways by October 30, 2021. Travelers in the process of becoming fully vaccinated will have limited exceptions made.

Looking Ahead

All travelers must be fully vaccinated by November 30, 2021, with limited exceptions. The Government of Canada strongly advises any Canadians planning to travel by plane or train this holiday season to get vaccinated as soon as possible, or they will be unable to travel. Continue to check the Canadian government’s website for future announcements.

Sources: Government of Canada

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