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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-19 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 healthcare 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.

As of April 1, pre-entry tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water. You must still use ArriveCAN within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada – learn more here.

In adherence to local public health guidelines, masks are not required at RVC+2022. If a delegate chooses to wear a mask, please respect their space and keep your distance.

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

COVID-19 TESTING FOR RETURN TRAVEL

For international delegates of RVC+2022 returning home, there are several options for obtaining a COVID-19 test for your return travel home.

1. You may book a COVID-19 test for your return home at the Fairmont Royal York hotel, which has partnered with HealthPoint Testing Centres to host a pop-up COVID-19 testing location in the St. Lawrence and Mackenzie Rooms (Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). It is open to guests of the hotel, as well as the general public.

Services include:

  • Rapid Antigen Test in 15 minutes
  • PCR Test in 12-18 hours
  • Rapid Molecular Test in 30 minutes
  • Antibody Test in 2-3 days

Use the hotel’s guest pricing discount when booking: AB4UQDF.

2. You may book a COVID-19 test for your return home at any Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy. There are numerous locations downtown around each of RVC+2022’s host hotels. Prices are $40 for an antigen test and $150 for a PCR test (taxes extra).

To see the closest Shoppers Drug Mart locations for each hotel, simply enter the postal code below when booking:

M5J 1E3 – Fairmont Royal York (100 Front St W.)
M5V 2X3 – InterContinental Toronto Centre (225 Front St W.)
M5J 3A6 – Delta Toronto (75 Lower Simcoe St.)
M5V 1J4 – Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel (One Blue Jays Way)

3. You may book a COVID-19 test for your return home at the MCI Medical Clinics, which has four locations in downtown Toronto. Prices are $59 for an antigen test and $225 for a PCR test (taxes extra).

4. You may book a COVID-19 rapid antigen test for your return home at Pearson International Airport. Price is $60 (taxes extra).