Re tests for Canada: we had ours in Melaque a week ago (Thursday morning), it cost $3500 each and they took 2 swabs: one from deep in the nose and one from way back in the throat. It was unpleasant but it did not hurt. Not nearly as bad as I had been dreading!
The results came back by email the next day (6:30 pm Friday) and we did not bother with paper copies. I took screen shots of our results and showed this at the airport in ZLO and again when we entered Canada.
When we arrived (Feb 20), they were not doing additional testing upon arrival and we passed through security and out onto the street, free to take a taxi home.
Since then we have been under strict orders of quarantine and once a day we confirm that we have no symptoms on the ArriveCan app on my phone. Easy Peesy. Managed to order groceries online and it worked like a charm. Even free delivery!
AND THEN: this morning the door bell rang and an official from the Biosecurity Police was standing there! After first confirming our identities (asked to see ID), he then asked whether we had left the property, how we were getting groceries, if anyone who had not travelled was living with us, and if we had had any visitors onto the property.
I should have asked him if we were allowed to shovel our front sidewalk since it snowed last night! Clearly the sidewalk is NOT our property, but we are responsible for clearing it. well, the snow will melt by noon so not to worry. I hope.
He said he (or another official) could come back at anytime between 8 am and 7 pm during our Q period. He seemed like a nice young man just doing his job, as they say.
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