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You'll Soon Need To Be Vaccinated To Fly In Canada

Same goes for passengers taking the train between provinces.

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You'll Soon Need To Be Vaccinated To Fly In Canada

If you're planning on flying in Canada this fall, you're going to need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

On August 13, the Government of Canada announced that it plans to require employees and certain travellers in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to be vaccinated.

This includes all commercial air travellers, passengers taking the train between provinces, and passengers on "large marine vessels with overnight accommodations," like cruise ships.

However, the government announcement specified that there will be exceptions. Those who are unable to be vaccinated may receive accommodation, such as testing or screening instead.

"Driving vaccine uptake in Canada to as high a level as possible is one of the most effective, and least disruptive, means at our disposal to sustain the gains we have made in recent months," said Jean-Yves Duclos, president of Canada's Treasury Board, in a statement.

The feds have yet to announce the specific dates that the new vaccine rules come into effect. But, according to the announcement, it will be "as soon as possible in the fall and no later than the end of October."

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and can answer any questions you may have.

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