Nov 30, 2021
By Jane Brown
As of Tuesday November 30th, travellers who are 12 and over and unvaccinated against COVID-19, will no longer be able to board a plane or train in Canada.
There are some exceptions, including valid medical exemptions, travel to remote communities only accessible by plane, and those transiting through Canada en route to another destination. Most who qualify for an exemption will need a recent COVID-19 test.
The stringent new requirement comes into effect as public health experts and politicians reacts to the emergence of the new, highly mutated Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Also effective on November 30th, fully vaccinated travellers who leave Canada and return within 72 hours of departure are no longer required to provide a PCR test result for COVID-19 in order to return.