A convoy of truck drivers crossing Canada to protest a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border travel was in southwestern Ontario on Thursday, January 27, as it drove toward Ottawa.
As of January 15, Canada has required truck drivers to be fully vaccinated or face a two-week quarantine period when crossing back into Canada from the US.
From January 22, the US Department of Homeland Security has required “non-US individuals” to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination when entering the country through land ports and ferry terminals at both the US-Mexico and US-Canada borders.
This footage, filmed in London, Ontario, shows supporters of the truckers gathered along a highway.
The convoy was expected to reach Ottawa on January 29, local media reported.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance trade group said in a statement that “the vast majority” of Canadian truckers are vaccinated and that it “strongly disapproves” of the convoy protest. Credit: Jason Watts via Storyful