Canadian Government to drop negative PCR test requirement
The federal government’s expected to announce later this week that they will be dropping the negative PCR test requirement for Canadians returning to Canada from the U.S. for any trip less than 72 hours. Global News Reports.
The policy change will cover both citizens and permanent residents.
We expect the new rules will come into effect at the end of November or early December.
Any trips longer than 72 hours outside of Canada will still need a negative PCR test upon return.
The United States reopened its land border to Canadians who’s fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on Nov. 8.
But the requirement of a negative PCR test kept many Canadians home, concerned about the additional cost to come back to Canada.
The United States does not have a testing requirement to cross the land border. Travellers both to the United States and into Canada must prove they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Right now, any traveller trying to enter Canada must provide a negative PCR test taken at their own expense, and taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival at the border.