Canada Plans to Require Vaccine for Travelers No Later than Oct. 31

The Canadian government within the next few months will require all commercial air travelers to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the government's Treasury Board, a committee of Cabinet members, announced on Friday.

In addition to air travelers, the requirement will extend to rail passengers traveling between Canadian provinces and cruise ship passengers. All employees in the federally regulated air, rail and marine transportations must be vaccinated as well. Those requirements will come "as soon as possible in the fall and no later than the end of October," according to the announcement

"The government will engage with key stakeholders, including bargaining agents and transportation sector operators, as we plan for the implementation of these initiatives," according to the board. "Details will be communicated as the work unfolds. The process will include determining how this requirement will be implemented, through confirmation of Covid-19 vaccination and other means of protection, such as testing when necessary."