More COVID-19 vaccine policy to be dropped for those who arrive at Pearson Airport in Mississauga


Published September 21, 2022 at 11:05 am

Travellers arriving in Canada via Pearson Airport in Mississauga will reportedly no longer have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the country as of Sept. 30.

Various media is reporting that the federal government will drop its vaccine border requirements at Pearson and other entry points across Canada by the end of next week.

At the same time, the ArriveCan application will be made optional to passengers entering Canada and random COVID-19 testing will reportedly be axed as well.

In June, officials in Ottawa said that those border restrictions would all remain in place until at least Sept. 30. According to widespread reports, the federal government is expected to simply not extend the measures past that date.

It’s not yet known what, if any, other vaccine rules will remain in place heading into the fall.

Also uncertain is whether officials in the U.S. will take the same path as the Canadian government. Those who are not American citizens and are travelling to that country must still provide proof of full vaccination.

In recent months, some members of the aviation industry, among others, have been calling on Ottawa to scrap the COVID-19 entry restrictions as well as the ArriveCan app.

Currently, foreign travellers arriving at Pearson Airport and other Canadian entry points must download and use ArriveCan to produce vaccination documents.
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