Truckers entering Canada to be fully vaccinated as of January 15, 2022

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A Canadian truck driver who is either a Citizen, PR or Indians under the Indian Act who is not fully vaccinated can’t be denied entry into Canada. This rule comes into effect from January 15, 2022.

Any Truckers entering Canada via Road will now have to be fully vaccinated or will be denied entry. This was announced by Minister of Health, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino in a joint statement.

To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller 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

  • For example: if a driver received their second dose anytime on Saturday, January 1, then Sunday, January 16 would be the first day that they would meet the 14-day condition.
  • Have submitted all required Covid-19 info to ArriveCan App.

This decision has invited mixed reactions from people some of them who support it while others remain concerned about the confusion and country’s already reeling supply chain system.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has said between 10 and 15 per cent of cross-border commercial drivers could be lost if the mandate takes effect.