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Article from BTNews 1 AUGUST 2022

Testing times in Canada

Canada has resumed its mandatory arrival testing for air travellers fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The testing programme a, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver was temporarily suspended on 11 June as part of a strategy “to transition traveller testing for air travellers into the community”.

Unlike before, the Covid-19 testing will now take place outside of airports to reduce congestion in the terminals. It must be completed by the end of the next calendar day after arriving into Canada, either by an in-person appointment at select testing provider locations and pharmacies or via virtual appointment for a self-swab test.

Travellers are not required to quarantine while awaiting the test result.

Passengers will receive an email within 15 minutes of completing their customs declaration if they have been chosen for testing. The email will contain information to help them arrange their test with a provider in the region they are entering.

If they test positive, they will be required to isolate for ten days from the date of the test result.

Those who do not qualify as fully vaccinated, unless exempt, must continue to test on days 1 and 8 of their mandatory 14-day quarantine.

The Public Health Agency of Canada stated: “Moving testing outside of airports will support testing for travellers arriving by air while still being able to monitor and quickly respond to new variants of concern, or changes to the epidemiological situation.

“Mandatory random testing continues at land border points of entry, with no changes”.

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