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It’s been a good past couple of days for Canadians who are eager to travel this summer. Last week the country suspended random COVID testing at all its airports for the rest of June to ease the long waiting times that travelers have been facing.

Now there is even more good news for travelers in Canada.

Unvaccinated Canadians will no longer face domestic vaccine mandates

Canadian National Flag Overlay. False Creek, Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The federal government will suspend its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, Ottawa announced on Tuesday, allowing unvaccinated Canadians to travel domestically by air and train, and internationally by air as of June 20.

It will also lift its vaccine mandate for federal employees, including the RCMP and federal regulated transportation sector workers.

Ottawa first introduced a vaccine mandate on Oct. 30 last year. The mandate required that all passengers over the age of 12 departing from a Canadian airport be fully vaccinated in order to travel.

Emerald Lake,Yoho National Park in Canada.

It also applied to rail passengers on Via Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, as well as marine passengers on non-essential vessels such as cruise ships.

Cruise ships will have to wait a little longer.

While air and rail travelers will no longer need to be vaccinated in order to travel, the mandate will still remain in place for cruise ship passengers and employees. The mask requirement for planes and trains will also remain in place.

Canada’s airports have been facing catastrophic wait times.

If you’ve been to an airport in Canada recently, there’s a good chance you’ve dealt with more than your average level of chaos. Some of the issues include hours-long security lineups, delayed or cancelled flights, passengers stuck on the tarmac and major congestion at border security.

Canada’s outdated rules are causing unacceptable delays at the country’s major airports, keeping international visitors away and infuriating domestic travelers.

Calgary International Airport terminal July 14, 2014

Pressure for Ottawa to drop its vaccine mandates has been ramping up in recent weeks, as delays continue to plague the country’s major airports, particularly at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

Travel industry groups have blamed federal public health measures and mandates for slowdowns at airport customs that have contributed to long waits for passengers and forced flight delays and cancellations and have put increasing pressure on the government to do away with them.

The Covid situation in Canada right now.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has reported a steadily declining number of COVID-19 cases, though provinces are no longer providing COVID-19 molecular tests for the general public and federal reporting has become less regimented.

canada plane

While more than 89 per cent of Canadians over the age of 12 have at least two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, only about 55 per cent of them have received a booster shot.

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Tiff

Thursday 16th of June 2022

Good to see the Canadians are free again

Jennie

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

@Brody, I would add testing is not free. They do not work and were not created for this purpose. I would not allow anyone to test me. My body my business. I would wear a mask , no prob if needed. Thats it.

Brody

Thursday 16th of June 2022

@Tiff, being give the temporary right to get on a plane dose not make us free.

Stephan

Wednesday 15th of June 2022

The US a free country....lol....freedom for you means carrying guns and shooting innocent schoolkids or black people at any time - or launching a major attack, others would call it coup, on the heart of American democracy..at the same time mask wearing is tyranny whereas refusing women's rights on their own bodies means freedom.....what a weired and sick understanding of the world.

I am happy that I do not have to wear masks anymore nor to show my proof of vaccination to travel - but I think Republican "freedom fighters" are confusing freedom with selfishness and religious insanity. Not that I supported every Covid restriction Canada had in place, but Canada is a much more free country than the US had ever been - Canada is these days a country where people respect each other and the individual rights of everyone....in the Republican context to respect individual rights is part of their paranoid "communism" story...sorry I can't take these people for serious.....

Jennie

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

@Brian, Staying away until clear is a wise choice in my estimation.

Brian

Tuesday 21st of June 2022

@Christian, Canada is currently a hell hole with no hope in sight. I left months ago and unfortunately Id like to go back and visit on the condition of a useless 14 day quarantine. This will probably be my last visit if the BS doesn't stop. I knew the place was toast 40 years ago.

Travellux

Friday 17th of June 2022

@Stephan, please update us all in 5 years Lol

Christian

Thursday 16th of June 2022

@Stephan, despite Biden, it has become clear during the last 2 years that the US citizens have far more freedom than Canada. Actually I could barely make the difference between Canada and Australia.

No clot shot thanks

Wednesday 15th of June 2022

@Stephan, Democrats orchestrated your coup. It's all in video, "police" is opening the gates and welcoming people in, some very funny clowns are wearing hand written Trump hats and breaking windows, probably thinking Trump supporters are so stupid not making the difference, but we know you don't like to watch truth.

President Trump asked 10 000 or more policeman to secure the Capitol, days before, but Presidents request were ignored by Pelosi, saying it was not needed. It is already proven that democrats are full of hate and lying about everything. Democrats are threat to the democracy.

Liberty

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Never thought it would happen

Canadians who do not want to live under tyranny as medical guinea pigs need to escape NOW

Castreau has already shown you don't have rights but temporary privileges he can revoke at any time

Paul

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Canadians start voting for people that support freedom and liberty. You are no longer a free nation. I was born in Canada and all my friends have been on lockdown. I live in the USA in one of the most free states. In the past two years my wife and I have travelled to 14 different countries and we are unvaccinated. Our schools gave up on masks and medical tyranny about 2 years ago and our state has been fine. If you vote for dictators and those that support medical tyranny you can forget about travelling.

Brian

Tuesday 21st of June 2022

@Paul, the vast majority of morons in Toronto think that clown in ottawa is keeping them safe and agree with his nonsense. Its mainly those idiots in the Toronto area that love big gov't until they end up broke and homeless.