Feds to lift PCR test requirement for short trips – CTV

November 17, 2021

TORONTO — The federal government will be lifting the PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers returning to Canada after short trips, CTV News has confirmed.

This means that as soon as this re-entry requirement comes into effect, travellers who are coming back into the country within 72 hours of their departure will no longer need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The PCR test requirement will remain in effect for trips longer than 72 hours.

All travellers entering Canada, regardless of vaccination status, have been required to present proof of a molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of crossing the land border or boarding a flight.

These tests can cost anywhere between $150 to $300. Antigen tests, which generally only cost $40 to $60, are not accepted for entry in Canada.

For trips under 72 hours, travellers could take a COVID-19 test in Canada before departure under the current rules.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/feds-to-lift-pcr-test-requirement-for-short-trips-1.5669933

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