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HEALTH AND SAFETY / VACCINATION POLICY

As Rendez-vous Canada (RVC+) is Canada’s premier marketplace for the tourism industry, the health and safety of all employees, attendees, travellers, as well as the local host community is of paramount importance. Destination Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) understand that the recovery path for tourism will depend on the epidemiological control of the virus and the national and international economic recovery.

Based on scientific evidence, to date, the covid vaccine has proven to be the most effective tool in the fight against the spread of the virus, reduction on the strain on Canada’s Health Care System and prevention of lockdowns.

To aid the recovery of our industry, Destination Canada and TIAC stand with our industry in their efforts to implement and support a fully vaccinated environment at RVC+ 2022 for the health and safety of guests and employees.

As we work towards industry recovery, we support all reasonable measures, including government initiatives around proof of vaccination passports and certifications.

International travellers visiting Canada must show proof of vaccination to enter the country. Further details on acceptable vaccines can be found online here.

Domestically, as of October 31, 2021, the Government of Canada introduced measures requiring all travellers by air or rail to be fully vaccinated. For those RVC attendees participating in pre or post FAM trips, additional details regarding the current restrictions in each province and territory can be found here.

Additionally, the Ontario Provincial Government requires all delegates attending meetings and event functions, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres, to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities.

RVC+, which is taking place in Toronto, Ontario in May 2022, will adhere to provincial regulations. As such, we will require all delegates to be fully vaccinated 14 days before attending the in-person component of the event. All delegates will be required to show proof of vaccination together with government issued photo ID.

A mask or face covering in manner that covers the mouth, nose and chin must be worn at all times.  Mask or face covering may be removed while seated to eat or drink. Should you forget your own face covering, a one-time use mask will be provided.

As RVC+ will also be delivered online, there are no restrictions on attendance for virtual delegates.