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Canada will drop all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers from Oct. 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains, the government said on Monday.

Iran PressAmerica: The move is likely to boost the Canadian travel industry, already booming after months of lull during the pandemic.

From Saturday, travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer need to submit health information through the ArriveCAN app or provide proof of vaccination.

The official requirement for travellers to wear masks on planes and trains will also be dropped, although the government is still encouraging people to do so. Canada will also welcome cruise passengers back without regulations.

The decision comes as infection and hospitalisation rates across the country have continued to decline and vaccination rates continue to rise.

“As the pandemic situation has continued to evolve, adjustments to border measures have been informed by the latest evidence, available data, operational considerations and the epidemiological situation, both in Canada and internationally,” the Public Health Agency of Canada said, in a statement.


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