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Ottawa To Require Air, Rail, Cruise Pax AND Workers To Be Vaccinated; Industry Approves

Both of Canada’s major airlines quickly came out in support of a new move by Ottawa to mandate vaccinated federally-regulated transportation in Canada.

Announced Friday that all federal public servants are required to be fully vaccinated – which will also quickly include employees of federally-regulated businesses like air and rail companies.

Not only will that take place, certain travellers will also be required to be vaccinated.

That will include passengers on all commercial flights, inter-provincial trains, well as cruise ships.

Limited exceptions would apply, and screening and testing provisions will be made for those who cannot be vaccinated for proven medical reasons.

All measures would be implemented for both workers and travellers as quickly as possible.

Vaccine requirements in the transportation sector will help protect the safety of employees, their families, passengers, their communities and all Canadians. And more broadly, it will hasten Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The push to vaccinate workers in federally-regulated travel industries is part of the government’s larger goal to vaccinate all federal employees.

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