Fully vaccinated and ready for a winter getaway? It may cost more than you think – CBC

The added cost of COVID-19 tests, airfare and car rental could make the trip unaffordable

Nov 04, 2021

Now that restrictions have eased for fully vaccinated travellers, Canadians are starting to think about travelling abroad over the holidays.

But that winter getaway may be more costly than you think. Both airfare and car rental prices are on the rise, and the added fee for one or more mandatory COVID-19 tests could make the trip cost-prohibitive.

Here’s what to consider before you start dreaming about your week at the beach.

Added cost of COVID-19 tests
Depending on where you’re travelling to, you may have to shell out for two COVID-19 tests, which can add hundreds of dollars to your travel costs.

Some popular sun destinations, such as Mexico and the Dominican Republic have no pre-arrival test requirement for Canadian travellers.

However, many others, including Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and the United States, require that international air passengers show proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular COVID-19 test. (Land travellers will be exempt from the test requirement when the U.S. land border reopens to fully vaccinated travellers Nov. 8)

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/travel-costs-test-u-s-1.6234754

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