Unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12 barred

2022-04-05
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Unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12 barred from planes and trains as of today | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

Unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12 won’t be able to board a plane or train in Canada beginning todaycovid_19_updates, and a negative COVID-19 test will no longer serve as a substitute for most people:1622669656294,.

The policy came into effect on Oct. 30Calgary, but the federal government allowed a short transition period for unvaccinated travellers who could board as long as they provided a negative molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before their trip.

The stringent new requirement comes into effect as Canada reacts to the emergence of the new, highly mutated omicron variant of the coronavirusReporter Kevin Donovan.

The discovery of the new variant has prompted border closures and heavier screening in Canada and abroad over fears it could prove more transmissible.

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