Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will sign Canada to drop COVID-19 vaccine mandate at border Sept. 30, official says

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TORONTO– Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed for Canada to drop vaccination requirements for people entering the country in late September, an official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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Canada, like the United States, requires foreigners to be vaccinated against COVID-19 upon entering the country. In the USA, no change in the mandate is expected in the short term.

Unvaccinated foreign travelers allowed into Canada are currently subject to mandatory arrival testing and a 14-day quarantine.

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The official said Trudeau agreed to let a Cabinet order enforcing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements at the border expire on September 30. The official said earlier this week the prime minister must give a final sign off. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Trudeau’s Liberal government is yet to decide whether to keep the obligation for passengers to wear face masks on trains and planes.

Unvaccinated pro athletes such as major league baseball players are likely to play in the playoffs in Toronto should the Blue Jays make it through the postseason. You are currently not allowed to cross the border into Canada.

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