Air and rail transport: the end for the vaccine passport

Air and rail transport: the end for the vaccine passport

UPGRADE DAY

The COVID-19 vaccine passport is no longer mandatory as of today for travel on a plane or train across Canada or abroad.

Proof of vaccination remains in effect for foreigners wishing to enter the country, while Canadians who are not adequately vaccinated will have to comply with screening and quarantine requirements.

< p>In addition to the maintenance of the ArriveCAN application for foreign travelers, the obligation to wear a mask is maintained on board planes and trains, according to the Federal Ministry of Transport.

The lifting of these health obligations is not likely to change anything in the waiting time at airports, some of which are won by a real mess, while Ottawa points to the shortage of manpower.

The federal government does not completely close the door to a possible reimposition of vaccination for public servants and the s travellers, in the event of a resurgence of the virus in the fall.

“Vaccination remains the most effective way to protect us and our families and our communities,” said Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos, who expressed concern that only 60% of Canadians have had their third dose.