Re: covid testing
Posted by Larry F on January 2, 2021, 2:03 pm, in reply to "Re: covid testing"
Not sure about that Joanne. The government requirement says, and I quote: |
“effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 BEFORE travelling from another country to Canada.”
“Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline PRIOR to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test and must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada.”
“Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine.”
The key points here are that the test must be a PCR lab test, must be presented to airline prior to boarding the flight, must done within 72 hours prior to the flight and still requires the 14 day quarantine.
On a positive note, it is likely that if you do not intend to return home until, say, March, the rules are likely to change.