Trudeau has agreed to let a cabinet order implementing the COVID-19 vaccination requirement at the border expire on September 30.
By Rob Gillies
TORONTO (AP) — The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau approved that the country suspend at the end of September the vaccination requirement against COVID-19 for people entering the country, he told Associated Press an official familiar with the matter.
Canada, like the United States, requires foreigners to be vaccinated against COVID to enter the country. A change in the mandate in the United States is not expected in the immediate future.
Currently, unvaccinated foreigners who are authorized to enter Canada are subjected to diagnostic tests upon arrival and a 14-day quarantine.
The official said Trudeau has agreed to let a cabinet order implementing the COVID-19 vaccination requirement at the border expire on September 30. Earlier in the week, the official had said the prime minister had to give final approval. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Trudeau’s Liberal government is still considering whether to maintain a requirement that passengers wear masks on planes and trains.
Unvaccinated athletes, like those in the Major Leagues, would be allowed to play in Toronto in the playoffs if the Blue Jays advance to the postseason. They are currently unable to cross into Canada.