Canada Will Now Require A Negative COVID-19 Test Prior To Arrival
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Canada Will Now Require A Negative COVID-19 Test Prior To Arrival

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Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Jan 6, 2021

If you’re thinking of traveling to Canada, you’ll have to now show a negative COVID-19 test before entering the country. 

All travelers entering the country, ages 5 and up, will be required to show a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding their flight— according to Transport Canada.

This new rule begins on Jan. 7, and travelers will still have to quarantine for 14-days when arriving in Canada. If you break the quarantine rule, you can be sentenced to jail or be subjected to $750,000 in fines. 

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François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s minister of foreign affairs says in a statement, “We still strongly advise against non-essential travel outside Canada, as the likelihood of sudden restrictions and additional requirements during the pandemic may result in travelers facing difficult and stressful circumstances while abroad. We all need to do our part so that we can get through this challenging time together.”

The land border between the U.S. and Canada is still closed until at least Jan. 21, with a possibility of the closure being extended. 

Related: The U.S. Will Keep Border Restrictions With Canada And Mexico In Place Until January 21st