On June 14, 2022, the federal government announced a suspension of vaccine mandates for federal employees. Federal and transportation employees will no longer need vaccinations to work, while those put on unpaid administrative leave will be invited to return to work. Starting June 20, vaccines will no longer be required for travellers in Canada. However, visitors and Canadian citizens entering the country from abroad will still be required to meet entry requirements and masks will remain mandatory for those boarding planes or trains in Canada. Vaccine mandates for cruise ship passengers and crews will remain in place, as will adherence to strict public health measures. Random arrival testing at Canadian airports will also be suspended.
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Dominic LeBlanc told reporters that while some mandates are being suspended, the federal government will bring them back if the COVID-19 situation changes for the worse.
The Government of Canada continues to listen to public health authorities and will adjust health policies to protect Canadians accordingly.