Wastewater from some flights arriving at Vancouver airport to be tested for COVID-19 – CBC

Passengers on flights from China, Hong Kong and Macao will need a negative COVID-19 test result as of Thursday

Jan 02, 2023

As Canada implements new COVID-19 rules for travellers arriving from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macao, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) said it will be part of a pilot project to test wastewater from select aircraft.

Starting Thursday, the federal government will require air travellers arriving from China, Hong Kong or Macao to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken before their departure.

The temporary health measures, in place for 30 days, are a reaction to a surge in the virus in China and the limited epidemiological and other data available, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced Saturday.

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix said he supports Ottawa’s decision.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/yvr-wastewater-testing-1.6701606

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