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Effective today, November 30th, everyone aged twelve and up travelling within Canada on a plane or train must be fully vaccinated in order to board. 

In October, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced these new vaccination mandates for travelling within Canada. 

In his press conference, Trudeau outlined the federal plan to make vaccines required for plane and train travel within the country.

In his announcement, Trudeau outlined how everyone twelve and up travelling on a plane or train would have to be fully vaccinated by the end of October in order to travel with Canada. 

Trudeau acknowledged there would be a short time where those not vaccinated would be in the process of doing so, therefore a negative COVID-19 test would be accepted prior to boarding a plane or train. 

However, this would not be accepted forever, as proof of full vaccination would become a requirement in order to board by the end of November. 

Providing a negative COVID-19 test will no longer be an option.

Both Air Canada and WestJet confirmed they will ask for proof from everyone boarding within Canada. 

The travel changes come after the discovery of the new variant which prompted border closures and heavier screening in Canada.

For more information regarding vaccination and other requirements in order to travel within Canada, visit the federal government’s Travel, Testing and Borders website

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