No more masks as COVID-19 travel restrictions end at Pearson Airport in Mississauga
Published September 26, 2022 at 10:26 am
Mandatory vaccinations, wearing masks on flights, testing and quarantine of international travellers will end at Pearson Airport in Mississauga starting this Saturday (Oct. 1) after the federal government lifted all COVID-19 border restrictions.
At a news conference this morning (Sept. 26), Ottawa announced that the cabinet order maintaining COVID-19 border measures will not be renewed when it expires on Sept. 30.
That means travellers, including foreign nationals, arriving in Canada via Pearson Airport will no longer have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the country.
And face masks, which have become a singular symbol of the pandemic the past two-plus years, will no longer have to be worn on board planes and trains across the country.
Additionally, incoming travellers will no longer be subject to random mandatory COVID-19 tests, and the requirement for unvaccinated Canadians to isolate when they return to the country and the mandatory use of the ArriveCan app will also end this week.
Our announcement today will mean significant changes for travellers. See below for everything you need to know: pic.twitter.com/UNRdv41iMz
— Omar Alghabra (@OmarAlghabra) September 26, 2022
In June, officials in Ottawa said that those border restrictions would all remain in place until at least Sept. 30.
In recent months, some members of the aviation industry, among others, had been calling on Ottawa to scrap the COVID-19 entry restrictions as well as the ArriveCan app.