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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for passengers and employees

29 oct

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for passengers

Effective October 30, 2021, The Government of Canada will require all air passengers 12 years of age and older to be fully vaccinated in order to board domestic, transborder or international flights departing from airports in Canada.

To be fully vaccinated, a passenger must have:

  • Received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer (Cominaty), Moderna (SpikeVax), AstraZeneca or Covishield (Vaxzevria) or a combination of these vaccines) 14 days ago or more;
  • received a dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine fourteen (14) days or more ago; or
  • had COVID-19 (confirmed by nucleic acid amplification test) and, at least 21 days later, received a first dose of vaccine (Pfizer (Cominaty), Moderna (SpikeVax), AstraZeneca or Covishield (Vaxzevria) for at least 14 days.

For travellers who are in the process of being vaccinated, there will be a short transition period where they will be able to travel if they can show a valid COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of travel. By November 30, all travellers must be fully vaccinated, with very limited exceptions to address specific situations such as emergency travel, and those medically unable to be vaccinated.

Employees mandatory vaccination

As of November 15, 2021, all airport authority employees, partners, tenants, concessionaires and suppliers working in the terminal or in the restricted area of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except exemptions allowed, in accordance with the requirements issued by the Government of Canada.

To read the Government of Canada’s information document : click here.