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Individuals not vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer be able to leave Canada by air – RT en français

The Canadian government has announced that no individual over the age of 12, Canadian or not, will be able to leave the country by air if they have not completed a complete vaccination schedule against Covid-19, as of October 30.

On Wednesday, October 6, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland confirmed an announcement made in August regarding the requirement for air travelers departing from Canada to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The measure also concerns passengers of certain railway companies and those making a boat trip of more than 24 hours, as detailed in a statement from Transport Canada: “As of October 30, air passengers departing from Canadian airports, travelers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains as well as travelers on passenger ships engaged in non-essential activities and on trips lasting 24 hours or more, such as cruise ships, will need to be vaccinated “.

“Vaccination requirements will apply to all travelers aged 12 and over who are air passengers on domestic, transborder or international flights departing from a Canadian airport,” the document states, which means that non-Canadians will also be subject to the measure. As Radio-Canada reminds us, only tourists vaccinated against Covid-19 can enter Canada since the beginning of September, but temporary workers and foreign students who had not received their two doses of vaccines recognized by the Canadian authorities had the right to right to enter Canadian territory – subject to carrying out screening tests and respecting a 14-day quarantine. These unvaccinated people will therefore no longer be able to leave Canada after the new regulations come into force.

However, the Canadian government specifies that, for travelers whose vaccination process is underway, “there will be a short transition period during which they will be able to travel if they present proof of a molecular test for Covid-19. valid completed within 72 hours of travel ”. A transition period that will end on November 30.

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