YVR welcomes the suspension of the federal vaccine mandate

YVR is pleased that the Government of Canada has suspended its vaccine mandate for domestic and outbound air travel as well as for federally regulated transport sector workers, effective June 20, 2022. This is a welcome step forward for the travel and tourism sector. We will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to implement the government’s new policy, and provide a safe, seamless, and efficient airport experience for travellers.

Going forward, there is still work to be done to address challenges facing airports, airlines, and the travelling public with respect to passenger screening and international arrivals processing. We will continue to engage the federal government on these issues in the weeks ahead.