Canada will suspend mandatory random testing at all airports between June 11 and June 30, and have it conducted offsite beginning July 1.
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Transport Canada announced in a statement released Friday, and regarding the reduction of wait times at Canadian airports, the temporary suspension of mandatory random testing.
Specifically, mandatory random testing will be suspended between June 11 and June 30 for vaccinated travellers. Non-vaccinated travelers will still be tested on site. As of July 1, all testing, for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers, will be conducted off-site.
“Our efforts are paying off. Current wait times at Canada's major airports are decreasing," Transport Canada said, adding that this decision is in line with a series of other measures taken by the Government of Canada and the transport sector. air Transport. Among these, the hiring of 865 screening officers from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority since April.