Passengers arriving in Canada will require COVID-19 test results


Passengers arriving in Canada are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before travelling, the Canadian government said in a press conference on 30 December. Passengers must undergo a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before the flight, and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominique LeBlanc told this requirement to be implemented quickly. A specific date is yet to be confirmed. At the same time, the new requirement does not replace the mandatory 14-day self-isolation. According to the Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, it is going to be an extra layer of COVID-19 measures. This is an extra layer,” said Bill Blair, head of the Washington bureau of The Christian Science Monitor.