Trudeau backs lifting some COVID travel rules: CP sources


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to allow a Cabinet Order in Council imposing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements at the Canadian border to expire at the end of this month.

The news was confirmed by two senior government sources, who spoke to The Canadian Press on the condition that they not be named as they were not authorized to speak publicly.

The federal government still decides to maintain the requirement for passengers to wear face masks on trains and planes.

Masking rules for planes and trains are not contained in the same order and will be discussed separately.

The federal cabinet is meeting this afternoon, but cabinet approval is not required to allow the order to expire, as the version agreed to in June called for it to expire on September 30.

The expiring order also affects mandatory and random testing for international travelers.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 22, 2022.