Trudeau backs lifting some COVID travel rules: CP sources

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to let a ministerial order enforcing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements at the Canadian border expire at the end of this month.

The news was confirmed by two senior government sources who spoke to The Canadian Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

The federal government is still deciding whether to maintain the requirement that passengers wear face masks on trains and planes.

Masking rules for planes and trains are not contained in the same order and will be discussed separately.

The federal cabinet meets this afternoon, but cabinet approval is not required to allow the order to expire, as the version agreed in June said it would expire on September 30.

The expiring order also affects mandatory and random tests for international travelers.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 22, 2022.

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