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Trudeau Imposes Vaccine Requirement on Air and Rail Travelers

  • Plane, train and cruise-ship passengers face Oct. 30 deadline
  • Mandate also applies to federal civil servants in Canada
Justin Trudeau arrives for an election debate in Gatineau, Quebec on Sept. 8.
Justin Trudeau arrives for an election debate in Gatineau, Quebec on Sept. 8.Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg
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Justin Trudeau unveiled a vaccine mandate for federally regulated industries in Canada, following through on an election pledge he made during his successful bid for a third term. 

The prime minister and his deputy, Chrystia Freeland, announced new rules Wednesday requiring passengers age 12 or older on planes, trains and cruise ships within the country to be fully vaccinated as of Oct. 30. Individuals who are in the process of being inoculated will be able to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test to travel during a transition period, which will end of Nov. 30.