Vaccination mandate for truck drivers entering Canada updated

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Following some confusion, the federal government released a statement on Thursday confirming that as of January 15, 2022 Canada Border Services Agency will be enforcing the vaccine mandate for cross-border commercial drivers. Unvaccinated Canadian truck drivers entering Canada will need to meet requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day 8 testing, as well as quarantine requirements. As of January 15, 2022, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign national truck drivers, coming to Canada from the US by land, will be directed back to the United States.  Up to 26,000 of the 160,000 drivers who make regular cross-border trips will be sidelined as a result of the mandate, adding further bottlenecks and potential price hikes to the flow of goods ranging from produce to auto parts and medical devices, say the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the American Trucking Associations. The US vaccination mandate reportedly comes into effect on January 22, 2022.

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