Due to travel restrictions, anyone going to or from Saint Pierre and Miquelon just off the coast of Newfoundland needs a negative COVID-19 test now.

That's because the island is actually a part of France, not a part of Canada despite its close proximity.

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While Canada's new testing requirements for travellers came into effect on January 7, it didn't immediately apply to every country.

Since Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a French territory, air passengers travelling from there to Canada will need a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure as of January 14.

Also, everybody who goes there from any other part of the world also needs a negative test.

There are two larger islands connected by a sandy, narrow stretch of land and a smaller one where the territory's capital is.

It also has its own time zone that's 30 minutes ahead of Newfoundland even though it's west of parts of the province.

Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism noted that Saint Pierre and Miquelon do rely on the province in some ways and there are also close family and friend ties between the two places.  

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