17 Nov Canada Eases Covid Tests for Short Visits to U.S.
Toronto, Canada, November 17, 2021: The Canadian federal government is expected to announce later this week it is dropping the negative PCR test requirement for Canadians returning to Canada from the U.S. for any trip less than 72 hours, Global News has learned.
The policy change will cover both citizens and permanent residents.
It is expected 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 are 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.
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