The federal Liberal cabinet is considering whether to renew COVID-19 vaccine mandates and mandatory random testing for travellers.
The current measures are set to expire at the end of the month.
A senior government official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss matters not made public says no decision has been made.
The federal government has gradually scaled back COVID-19 travel restrictions over the course of the spring and summer, as booster shots became more widely available in Canada.
Public health officials and infectious disease experts have warned of a potentially large wave of new COVID-19 cases this fall.
But the Public Health Agency of Canada has also said the country is transitioning to a new, more sustainable phase of the pandemic.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 20, 2022.