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Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos; Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra; and Minister of Public Safety, Marco Mendicino, issued a statement that the federal government erred in reporting a policy reversal on stopping unvaccinated truckers from entering Canada. In a move that has been panned by industry professionals, the feds have doubled down on the policy as experts continue to express concerns about the ramifications for the stressed and disrupted supply chain.

Canadian truck drivers not fully vaccinated can’t be denied entry into Canada—Canadian citizens, persons registered as Indians under the Indian Act and permanent residents may enter Canada by right.

To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler and to enter Canada, foreign national truck drivers must:

  • have received at least two doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of two accepted vaccines
  • or at least one dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • have received their second dose at least 14 full days before they enter Canada
  • have submitted all required COVID-19 information into ArriveCAN.

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