All truck drivers crossing into Canada from the U.S. will indeed need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Saturday (Jan. 15), despite a statement sent “in error” from the Canada Border Services Agency late Wednesday (Jan. 12) appearing to reverse course on the mandate.
“On November 19, 2021, we announced that as of January 15, 2022, certain categories of travellers who are currently exempt from entry requirements, will only be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved for entry into Canada,” read a joint statement from the federal ministers of health, transport and public safety released just before 5 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 13).
“These groups include several essential service providers, including truck drivers. Let us be clear: This has not changed. The information shared yesterday was provided in error. Our teams have been in touch with industry representatives to ensure they have the correct information.”