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.
Starting January 14, travellers departing #SaintPierreEtMiquelon must show proof of a negative #COVID19 laboratory… https://t.co/pVHhVqnOmQ— Transport Canada (@Transport Canada) 1610586908.0
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.