On June 14, 2022, Canada announced that, due to the country’s improved public health situation, certain vaccination requirements are suspended as of June 20.
Federally Regulated Travel Sector
Vaccination requirements relating to travel are suspended for boarding a plane or train for domestic or outbound travel.
Vaccination requirements and other strict public health measures for passengers and crew of cruise ships remain in effect. 
Masking Requirement
Travelers on federally regulated planes and trains continue to be required to wear a mask throughout their journey except for brief periods (e.g., eating or drinking).
Passengers on cruise ships will be expected to follow masking requirements and other hygiene measures as directed by the ship’s crew, regardless of whether they are foreign or domestic.
Border Measures
Current border measures will not change:
Federal Workforce
Vaccination requirements for the following employees are suspended:
Vaccination requirements are also suspended for supplier personnel accessing federal government workplaces.
Employees of the entities listed above who were placed on unpaid leave for noncompliance with a vaccination requirement will be permitted to resume their regular work duties with pay, and employers will be responsible for establishing return-to-work practices.  Accommodation measures put in place as a result of the vaccination policy will end, as will consideration of outstanding accommodation requests.  The review and validation of employee attestations will continue under the internal management of each federal organization.
Furthermore, the proposed regulations under Part II (Occupational Health and Safety) of the Canada Labour Code to make vaccination mandatory in all federally regulated workplaces will not proceed.
Possible Future Adjustments
The federal government indicated that it will not hesitate to make adjustments to keep Canadians and the transportation system safe based on the latest public health advice and science. 
Information contained in this publication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of an attorney.


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