TORONTO — Canada may drop its vaccine requirement for people entering the country by the end of September, an official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Canada, like the United States, requires foreigners to be vaccinated upon entry. It is unclear whether the United States will take a similar move before September 30.
Unvaccinated travelers admitted to Canada are currently subject to mandatory arrival testing and a 14-day quarantine.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs final approval, but the government may drop that requirement and end random COVID-19 testing at airports, the official said. There is also no need to fill in information in the unpopular ArriveCan app.
The officials did not want to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
If the Blue Jays make the playoffs, unvaccinated professional athletes like major league baseball players will be allowed to play in the playoffs in Toronto. They are not currently allowed to cross the border into Canada.
When the new populist Conservative leader, Pierre Poilievre, was announced as leader of the party in Ottawa this month, the loudest cheers he got from supporters came when he said he would get rid of the ArriveCan app.