Canada to drop vaccine requirement at the border, make ArriveCan optional
Canada plans to drop the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for people who enter the country by the end of September, the same day it ends random testing of arrivals and makes optional the ArriveCan app.
Canada, like the United States, requires all people to be vaccinated when entering the country. It is not immediately known whether the U.S. will make a similar move by Sept. 30.
The official said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to give final sign off on it but said the government will likely be dropping the requirement as well as ending random COVID-19 testing at airports.
Filling out information in the unpopular ArriveCan app will also no longer be required.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Unvaccinated professional athletes like major league baseball players would be allowed to play in Toronto in the playoffs should the Blue Jays make the postseason. They currently are not allowed to cross the border into Canada.
When new populist Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre was announced as the party's leader in Ottawa this month the loudest cheer he got from supporters was when he said he would get rid of the ArriveCan app.
To enter Canada, people must use the ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel and public health information before and after your entry.