January 4, 2021

Starting January 7, Travelers To Canada Will Need Negative COVID Test

As CTV News has reported, the Canadian government recently announced that anyone arriving in the country starting January 7 will need to have a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight. Specifically, flyers aged five and up will need have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their scheduled departure. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada.

Additionally, despite obtaining a negative test prior to their flight, these travelers also still will have to abide by the nation’s requirement to quarantine for 14 days after travel.

The government also announced that it soon “will be further increasing surveillance efforts to ensure travelers entering Canada complete the applicable mandatory 14-day quarantine period” and noted, “as has been the case for months, all travelers will have their quarantine plans reviewed by a government official and, if not suitable, will be required to quarantine in a federal quarantine facility.” If travelers violate any of the instructions they are given after they enter Canada, it could lead to up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines.

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