CANADA INTRODUCES TEMPORARY COVID-19 TEST REQUIREMENT FOR SOME TRAVELLERS
WHO IS IMPACTED?
All air travellers who are two years of age and older, arriving on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao
The measures apply regardless of nationality and vaccination status. Therefore, even if you are a Canadian citizen, you’ll need the test to board.
WHAT ARE THE NEW TEST REQUIREMENTS?
Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than two days before their departure, to the airline prior to boarding.
Passengers who tested positive more than 10 days before their departure flight, but no more than 90 days, can provide the airline with documentation of their prior positive, in place of a negative test result
TYPE OF TEST:
Either a negative molecular test (such as a PCR test) OR an antigen test that has documentation to show that it has been monitored by a telehealth service or an accredited laboratory or testing provider.
12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on January 5, 2023
If you are flying into the west coast, account for the time zone. The rule will kick in at 9:01 pm PT on January 4, 2023
HOW LONG ARE THE MEASURES IN PLACE?
They are temporary measures, in place for 30 days, that will be reassessed as more data and evidence becomes available.
BE PREPARED FOR ENTRY TO CANADA
If you have travelled to China, Hong Kong or Macao in the ten days
prior to entering Canada, you will receive information about monitoring symptoms from CBSA.
Masks are not mandatory, but strongly recommended
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