Toronto Pearson Airport to Segregate Flyers Based on Vaccination Status? (UPDATE)

July 26, 2021

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UPDATE: Toronto Pearson has dropped the splitting of passengers based on vaccination status:

Beverly MacDonald says in a statement that the airport has determined separating vaccinated and partially or non-vaccinated travellers into different customs lines “results in minimal operational efficiencies.”
She says entry requirements related to vaccination status will now be enforced once a passenger reaches a customs officer.

Toronto Pearson International Airport is strongly considering splitting passengers arriving at their airport in to separate groups...the ones who are vaccinated and the ones who are not.

A Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) spokeswoman confirmed the new initiative last Saturday to Global News last Saturday:

“Passengers entering Canada from the U.S. or another international destination may be split into vaccinated and non/partially-vaccinated queues prior to reaching Canada Customs,” Beverly MacDonald wrote.

“This is a measure to help streamline the border clearance process as there are different entry requirements for vaccinated and non/partially-vaccinated travelers, which have been broadly communicated by the Government of Canada.”

Canada had recently lifted their 14-day quarantine requirement for those who can prove they are fully vaccinated. They must still prove a negative COVID-19 test result.

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

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