Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to let a cabinet order enforcing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements at the Canadian border expire on September 30, two senior government sources confirmed with The Canadian Press.
The federal government is still deciding whether to maintain the requirement for passengers to wear face masks on trains and airplanes.
Trudeau needs to give a final sign-off on it, but it’s expected the feds would likely be dropping the vaccine requirement as well as ending random COVID-19 testing at airports.
Federal cabinet ministers confirmed this week they are considering options and say discussions are being had within the government about whether or not to keep the travel measures in place.
Filling out information in the ArriveCan app will also no longer be mandated and instead will be optional for travellers.
The app, currently required by travellers to provide mandatory travel and public health information when entering the country, will expire on September 30.
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