Canada restores random testing for air travelers | Coronavirus

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Tests will no longer be carried out at the airport, but with an external provider within days of the traveler's arrival.

Random testing for COVID-19 will resume beginning Tuesday for travelers deemed fully immunized arriving in Canada by air at the four major Canadian airports.

< p class="e-p">The airports affected are Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.

To be considered fully vaccinated, travelers must have received a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted for travel by the Government of Canada, at least 14 days prior to entry into Canada.

Travelers who are not considered fully vaccinated, unless exempt, should continue to be tested on Day 1 and Day 8 of their mandatory 14-day quarantine. /p>

All COVID-19 testing for air travelers will be conducted outside of airports, either in person at certain locations such as stores or pharmacies, or during a virtual appointment for a self-screening test.

Air travelers selected for mandatory random testing will receive an email notification within 15 minutes of submitting their customs declaration, which includes information to help them arrange to have their test with Canada. a supplier in their area.

If the test result is positive, the traveler will be required to self-isolate for 10 days from the date of receipt of the result, as required

Travelers must continue to use the ArriveCAN app or website to provide mandatory travel information within 72 hours of arriving in Canada or before boarding a cruise ship bound for Canada.

We must maintain border screening measures, as this is how we follow the import of u virus responsible for COVID-19 and worrying variants, explained the federal Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, in a press release.

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