No Vaccine, No Airplane Ride.
As of today you'll need proof of vaccination to board a train or jetliner in Canada. Perhaps spurred on by the Omicron variant, Ottawa has slammed shut the door to the unvaccinated.
While many airlines have so far been doing random spot checks to ensure travellers are vaccinated, Air Canada and West Jet have confirmed they will ask for proof from everyone boarding in Canada as of today.
Other measures, like masks and health screenings, will still be mandatory.
“If you indicate to your airline or railway company that you’re eligible to board, but fail to provide proof of vaccination or valid COVID-19 test result, you won’t be allowed to travel and could face penalties or fines,” the government’s website states.