June 7, 2023

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Montreal Airport Customs has stopped segregating visitors according to their vaccination status

Montreal Airport Customs has stopped segregating visitors according to their vaccination status

Unlike at Toronto-Airport, Montreal-Trudeau International Airport stopped directing various customs lines from abroad depending on the status of their vaccines as the test did not give the expected results. Pearson and Vancouver.

The process was piloted on July 5 and 6, the first two days of full vaccination of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, beginning with the mandatory detention and testing exemption for COVID-19 in Canada. The eighth day after their arrival.

“The goal is a delicate process. However, the configuration of the primary border control inspection range and the fully vaccinated passenger volumes failed to achieve the liquidity target,” Airports de Montreal’s director of public relations Anne Marcot explained in an email to the Canadian Press.

After leaving the open space, she said, clinics should test passengers according to their status to ensure greater liquidity.

The situation is different elsewhere in the country. Passengers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport can now be sent through various customs lanes based on their immune status.

Canada’s largest airport said Saturday that passengers from the United States or other international destinations can be divided into queues for vaccinated and partially or not vaccinated.

“This is a step towards streamlining the customs clearance process as vaccinated and unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers have different entry requirements, which have been widely communicated by the Government of Canada,” Beverly said. Greater Toronto Airports Representative McDonald’s Authority.

Vancouver International Airport has a similar approach. Quebec City’s Gene-Lace International Airport did not respond to a request for information The Canadian press at the time of writing these lines.

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Since August 9, fully vaccinated U.S. Citizens and permanent residents will also be allowed to enter Canada. The rest of the world will be able to do the same by September 7th.

With information from Allison Jones in Toronto

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