Suspension of the mandatory vaccination requirement for domestic travellers and federally regulated transportation workers

Date Announced:

June 15, 2022

Active Period:

As of June 20, 2022


Today, the Government of Canada announced that, as of June 20, it will suspend vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound travel, federally regulated transportation sectors and federal government employees. While the suspension of vaccine mandates reflects an improved public health situation in Canada, the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve and circulate in Canada and globally. Given this context, and because vaccination rates and virus control in other countries varies significantly, current vaccination requirements at the border will remain in effect. This will reduce the potential impact of international travel on our health care system and serve as added protection against any future variant. Other public health measures, such as wearing a mask, continue to apply and will be enforced throughout a traveller’s journey on a plane or train.

Departments and Agencies:

Transport Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



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