Trudeau government announces end of vaccine requirement for Canadians traveling domestic and abroad, but maintains vaccine mandate for foreign travelers

The Trudeau government announced the end of some of its COVID mandates, but is keeping many restrictions and mandates in place.

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The Trudeau government announced it will lift its mandatory vaccination mandate for Canadians travelling domestically and internationally. 

The mandate had been in place since October 30, 2021. 

The Trudeau government also announced the end of its vaccine mandate for federal government employees.

However, the Trudeau government is keeping its vaccination requirement for tourists and foreign travellers coming into Canada, despite most industrialized countries having lifted their vaccine mandate or accepting negative tests for unvaccinated travellers.

The Trudeau government is also maintaining the obligation to use the ArriveCan app, which has contributed to the nightmarish experience of travellers arriving in Canada. 

The Trudeau government will also maintain its mask mandate for travellers on planes and trains, despite all provinces lifting their mask mandates. 

Instead of recognizing that vaccination offers an increasingly dubious protection against the spread of COVID-19, Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos doubled down on the need to get booster shots: 

Duclos hinted at the fact that the federal government is “transitioning” to an updated definition of the fully vaccinated status.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier this week he has caught COVID-19 for the second time in a year, despite being fully vaccinated and likely fully boosted.

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