COVID-19 Tests Will Be Mandatory For All Pearson International Travellers Starting Monday
If you're travelling to Pearson Airport, you're going to need to get a COVID-19 test.
In a press conference on Friday , Doug Ford announced that all international travellers will need to get tested starting Monday at noon.
Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health will issue a section 22 order to require mandatory testing for all incoming international travellers at Pearson Airport effective Monday at noon.
Anyone who refuses to get the mandatory test will be fined $750, according to Ontario's Health Minister Christine Elliott.
Ford also states the government is also working towards implementing additional testing measures at land border crossings.
"Mandatory testing will serve as a stop-gap [...] because we can't take any chances," states Ford.
"We need to screen every single person who is coming into the country and into Ontario for these new variants."
The move comes after Justin Trudeau announced national travel restrictions earlier on Friday.
Some new measures include international flights only being able to land in four airports, including Toronto, as well as requiring every traveller coming into the country to quarantine in a hotel while they wait for negative COVID-19 test results.