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The federal government is planning to change the definition of what it means to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Canada to bring it in line with recommendations from health experts.

On Tuesday, June 14, a number of government officials held a press conference to announce changes to Canada's travel restrictions, namely the removal of vaccine mandates for domestic and international travel.

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The country's top doctor has revealed that Canada's travel restrictions need to be "reevaluated in the days and weeks to come" as the government plans for when the Omicron wave recedes.

Dr. Theresa Tam was asked during a COVID-19 briefing on February 4 to give an update about when the federal government could be expected to ease some of its travel measures.

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According to the country's top doctor, it's "possible" that the pandemic could end by the time April comes but there are still "different potential futures."

During a COVID-19 update on January 21, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam was asked for her opinion on new commentary by Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, that said following the Omicron wave, COVID-19 will return but the pandemic won't after March.

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According to the country's top doctor, Canada's travel restrictions, which include entry bans, need to be revisited and reexamined.

During an announcement on December 15 about a new advisory against non-essential travel, Dr. Theresa Tam was asked why the travel ban on 10 countries and testing requirements for travellers are still in place when the Omicron variant is already in Canada.

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As kids 5 to 11 years of age start getting vaccine doses, Toronto Police have issued a warning to people who might try to interfere with vaccination clinics in the city.

"Officers will be patrolling near COVID-19 vaccination sites as Toronto kids and their families attend appointments over the coming days," the service tweeted on November 26.

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