Canada requires a negative Covid-19 test to participate

Canada requires travelers to get a negative Covid-19 test before they can enter the country, the government said on Wednesday. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests must be performed within three days of boarding a flight, officials said at a news conference. Upon arrival, travelers must be quarantined for 14 days. Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic Leblanc said the new measure – along with increased surveillance at Canadian airports – will be implemented “quickly” without specifying a specific date. It comes after a new strain is identified in the UK and has already spread to Canada. At the same time, Ontario Treasury Secretary Rod Phillips was publicly berated this week for taking a family vacation in the Caribbean when Canada’s most populous province was stranded and new daily cases of Covid-19 hit records across Canada.

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