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Here's What To Expect At Toronto Pearson Airport As The New Travel Rules Kick In

There will be separate lines for vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers.

Toronto Pearson Airport will look slightly different on July 5 as Canada's travel restrictions change for fully vaccinated travellers.

The airport told Narcity that there will be separate lines for fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers in the customs-controlled area when they arrive in Canada.

"When Canadians are ready to travel again, we are prepared to help them do it safely. Passengers will find changes that include touchless check-in and bag drops, temperature screening by CATSA agents on departure, and for arriving passengers, separate lines for vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers."

Customs officers will also be responsible for determining whether or not a traveller's vaccine status is valid.

Travellers will use the ArriveCAN app to provide their vaccination status and other COVID-19 and personal information in accordance with the federal government.

However, when it comes to in-terminal areas of the airport, including dining, there will not be separate sections for fully-vaccinated travellers.

What rules will change on July 5?

As of July 5 at 11:59 p.m., fully vaccinated travellers permitted to enter Canada will no longer have to quarantine for 14 days, complete a mandatory hotel stay, or take a day-eight COVID-19 test –so long as they meet the appropriate criteria upon arrival.

Regardless of vaccination status, all travellers will need to use the ArriveCAN app to provide their necessary COVID-19 documentation before they arrive in Canada.

The rules have not been updated for non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers.

Do I still have to wear a mask if I'm fully vaccinated?

All passengers, regardless of vaccination status, will still have to wear a mask, according to Toronto Pearson Airport.

"Passengers will [...] see signage and decals throughout the airport asking them to follow Healthy Airport protocols, including wearing a mask at all times and maintaining a safe physical distance whenever possible."

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