Liberal Ministers announce suspension of mandatory ArriveCAN app on September 30

'Canada will not renew the order in council and will therefore remove all COVID-19 border requirements,' stated the Liberal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos. 

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The ArriveCAN app will no longer be mandatory for travellers crossing the Canadian border starting on October 1, 2022, as announced by Liberal cabinet ministers during a special press conference on September 26. 

ArriveCAN is an app created by the Liberal federal government that requires travellers entering Canada provide mandatory travel information, such as their COVID-19 vaccination status. The current measures were set to expire on September 30, and, facing mounting pressure, the Trudeau government has decided not to renew restrictions.

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, alongside some of his Liberal colleagues such as Omar Alghabra and Marco Mendicino, held a press conference this morning to address changes in regards to COVID-19 related border restrictions 

“We are in a much better position today than we were in 2020,” Duclos began his statement. 

As of October 1, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to wear masks on federally-regulated planes and trains.

“Canada will not renew the order in council and will therefore remove all COVID-19 border requirements,” stated Duclos. 

ArriveCAN will therefore not be required for travellers entering the country. 

“The government will maintain the ability to re-establish certain border measures should they be required in the future,” Duclos added. 

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