Canada’s federal government is about to lift vaccine requirements for travellers on domestic and outbound trains and planes.

With infections rapidly declining and 81-per cent of the population fully vaccinated, officials said they could rescind the eight-month old mandate.

The requirement that federal workers be vaccinated has also been suspended.

The new rules are due to take effect on the 20th of June.

Since October 2021, anyone over the age of 12 has been required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to board a plane or train in Canada.

Passengers will still be required to wear masks during travel.

The announcement comes a day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tested positive for Covid for the second time in six months.

Last week, the country said it would suspend random testing at airports for the rest of June in order to ease the long queues that have been forming as more Canadians return to air travel.