Ottawa: The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ending the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination rules at the Canadian border from September 30 and he has already signed off on this decision, the media reports said.
According to the existing norms, In Canada, like the United States, foreign nationals require to furnish certificate of fully vaccination when entering the country.
The government officials said that the Federal government is still deciding whether to maintain the requirement for passengers to wear face masks in trains and planes.
With the onset of the winter cold and flu season as well as fears of another wave of COVID-19, ministers had recently pitched for continuation of the use of the face masks in the crowded places.
The cabinet meeting was held on Thursday afternoon but cabinet approval is not required to scrap the existing public health order. Only the final decision to be taken by PM Trudeau.
There are also reports that the federal government is planning to end the rule regarding vaccine and covid-19 surprise testing at airports. This week, federal cabinet ministers confirmed that the government was considering whether to continue or eliminate travel standards.
Apart from this, it will also not be mandatory to fill the information on the AiriveCan app anymore and it will be an optional subject for travelers from September 30.