Beginning Tuesday, travelers 12 and older wanting to board a plane or train in Canada, or to enter Canada, will have to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
The policy came into effect on October 30, but since then there has been a grace period where a negative molecular test no older than 72 hours would be accepted.
However that ends Tuesday
Air Canada and WestJet have confirmed that all of their passengers will be asked for proof of vaccination and not just some at random.
Transport Canada also issued a warning on the weekend.
#DYK effective November 30, vaccination will be required for air and rail travel within and to enter Canada? A valid #COVID19 molecular test will no longer be accepted as an alternative to vaccination. Learn more: https://t.co/jKxw6HJYJk pic.twitter.com/cSnihtPc6U
— Transport Canada (@Transport_gc) November 27, 2021
Masks and health screenings will also still be mandatory.
The federal government is also warning that even Canadians and permanent residents abroad will not be able to return home without a full slate of approved COVID-19vaccines.