Canada to ease Covid vaccine mandates for air, train travel


Ottawa, June 15 (UNI/Sputnik) The Canadian government has decided to suspend the COVID-19 vaccination mandates for citizens to board airplanes and trains beginning on June 20, Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra said.

“On June 20, our government will suspend the requirement to be vaccinated in order to board a plane, or train, in Canada,” Alghabra said.

However, the decision does not apply to the mandate to wear face masks that are still required too board airplanes and trains despite the fact they will not be needed in public transportation across Canada.

Travelers entering Canada by land, air and sea will be expected to comply with existing entry requirements, which includes COVID-19 vaccines.

In addition, Treasury Board President Mona Fortier announced that public administration employees, including members of the Royal Mounted Police, will not be required to be vaccinated anymore as a condition for employment beginning on June 20.