International passengers can now be separated based on COVID vaccination status at Pearson Airport – .

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International passengers can now be separated based on COVID vaccination status at Pearson Airport – .


International passengers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport can now be separated into different queues based on their COVID-19 vaccination status.

A spokesperson for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) confirmed the new measure in an emailed statement to Global News on Saturday.

“Passengers entering Canada from the US or another international destination can be divided into vaccinated and un / partially vaccinated queues before reaching Canadian customs,” Beverly MacDonald wrote.

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“This is a move to streamline the border clearance process as there are different entry requirements for vaccinated and un / partially vaccinated travelers, which have been widely communicated by the Government of Canada. “

Earlier this month, Canada lifted the 14-day quarantine requirement for people authorized to travel to the country who are fully vaccinated. They must still present a negative COVID-19 test result.

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“We know the arrivals experience is different for passengers than it was before the pandemic, and we appreciate the patience of passengers as we work with all of our partners to implement Government of Canada requirements. for international air travel, ”MacDonald said.

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