Canada to drop negative PCR test requirement for shorter cross-border trips – GLOBAL

November 17, 2021

The federal government is expected to announce later this week it is dropping the negative PCR test requirement for Canadians returning from the U.S. for any trip less than 72 hours.

The policy change will cover both citizens and permanent residents. It is expected the new rules will come into effect at the end of November or early December.

Any trips longer than 72 hours outside of Canada will still need a negative PCR test upon return.

“We are very happy to hear that the PCR testing rules that were in place for short visits will no longer apply for those who want to travel to the United States for a day or two,” said B.C. Premier John Horgan in a Wednesday press conference.

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