Suspension of the mandatory vaccination to board a plane in Canada

On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that, as of 00:01 EDT on June 20, vaccination will no longer be a requirement to board a plane or train in Canada.

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. Travellers on federally regulated planes and trains continue to be required to wear a mask throughout their journey except for brief periods (e.g., eating or drinking).

With the suspension of the domestic mandate, unvaccinated foreign nationals, including temporary foreign workers, will continue to be able to depart Canada by plane or train, including after August 31, 2022.

Current border measures remain in effect.

The Government of Canada will continue to evaluate measures and will not hesitate to make adjustments based on the latest public health advice and science to keep Canadians and the transportation system safe and secure.

Additional information Government’s announcement can be found at the following links:

  1. News Release: Suspension of the vaccine mandates for domestic travellers, transportation workers and federal employees
  2. Backgrounder: Suspension of the mandatory vaccination requirement for domestic travellers and federally regulated transportation workers 

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program will continue to keep you apprised of any new information as we receive it, and invite you to visit Canada.ca or travel.gc.ca for further details and updates.