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Canada Is Dropping Its COVID-19 Test Requirements But Only For Some Travellers

This will apply at the land border and at airports.

Trending Senior Staff Writer
Canada Is Dropping Its COVID-19 Test Requirements But Only For Some Travellers

The federal government has just announced that test requirements to enter Canada will be dropped this month but only for some travellers.

As of November 30, 2021, fully vaccinated people with the right of entry to Canada who leave and re-enter the country within 72 hours of travelling out of Canada won't have to show a pre-entry molecular test when they come back.

This exemption is only for trips originating in Canada that are taken by fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents and individuals registered under the Indian Act who leave and re-enter by land or by air.

It also applies to accompanying children under 12 years old and individuals with medical exemptions to a COVID-19 vaccine.

Travellers will have to demonstrate that they've been out of the country for less than 72 hours in order to be exempt from the testing rule.

For people travelling to the U.S. by air, there are still testing requirements to enter the States. Passengers need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test along with proof of vaccination to the airline before boarding their flight.

    Lisa Belmonte
    Trending Senior Staff Writer
    Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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