Canadians Flying To The US Will Need To Take At Least 2 COVID-19 Tests For The Trip
The new rule starts this month!
Taking a trip across the border just got a little more complicated. Thehave been updated and all incoming passengers will soon be required to show a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding.
In a statement on January 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that current travel requirements are set to be expanded to include incoming travellers from all countries, including Canada.
Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This means people arriving in the United States will have to provide proof ofresult before being allowed to board a flight.
The order is set to take effect on January 26 and will require all passengers arriving by air to get a testof their departure.
According to the CDC, the purpose is to “slow the spread of the virus as we work to vaccinate the American public.” The statement acknowledges that the country is already in “surge status.”
Becauseanybody making a return-trip across the border via plane will soon have to take at least two tests during their journey.
The CDC also recommends taking yet another3-5 days after arrival in the States.
Theremains closed to all non-essential travel until February 21, 2021.