Feds Say They Will 'Consider Further Changes' To Pre-Entry COVID-19 Testing At The Border
It comes as Canada's travel rules got another big update.👇
The federal government says it will "consider further changes" to Canada's travel restrictions following yet another update to the rules.
On Friday, November 19, officials announced several changes to the ongoing restrictions at Canada's borders. This included scrapping testing requirements for short trips as of November 30, as well as updating the list of COVID-19 vaccines approved for entry into Canada.
On the same day, the Government of Canada also committed to continuing to "make appropriate adjustments to border measures."
The Government of Canada will adjust some of Canada\u2019s border measures beginning on Nov. 30 to include additional #COVID19 vaccines accepted for entry to Canada and changes to certain exemptions, testing and #ArriveCAN requirements. \n\nFor more information: http://ow.ly/q38t50GScza\u00a0pic.twitter.com/XRvxE50wLT— Health Canada and PHAC (@Health Canada and PHAC) 1637350203
In a statement, officials promised to "consider further changes to the pre-entry test requirement for vaccinated Americans and others in subsequent phases."
Since the United States fully reopened its borders to non-essential travel on November 8, Justin Trudeau's government has been facing pressure to update Canada's border rules to "harmonize with U.S. regulations."
While further details related to PCR testing have not been shared at this time, the feds say they have started "looking into next steps in reopening additional Canadian airports to receive international passenger flights."
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