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Canadians now require Neg PCR test to return

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All Canadians returning by air now require negative PCR test within 72 hours of returning.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7547089/coronavirus-canada-vaccine-update-dec-30/

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Very interesting, and will make it difficult for people already out of the country, thinking a 14 day quarantine will be good enough.

It looks like they have put the responsibilty on to the airline to check the negative test before boarding the plane to Canada.

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This is still new. More is being known about it as they figure it out.

No Canadians will be turned away because they don't have a test.

>> Travellers who are unable to procure tests before their flights home won't be stranded abroad, LeBlanc said. Immediately upon their return to Canada, he said, those passengers will be required to isolate at federally-approved sites until they obtain negative test results and other quarantine commitments are met. <<

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/lifestyle/travel/news/air-travellers-entering-canada-must-have-a-negative-covid-19-test-before-arrival-ottawa-says/ar-BB1cmfYh?ocid=msedgntp

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"it will be up to travellers to arrange for PCR tests themselves, given that those embarking on non-essential trips overseas have chosen already to flout public health guidelines." As when this all started people were advised to return to Canada ASAP as borders could close without warning ... Anyone that chooses to travel right now needs to take that risk/expense upon themselves and not expect the government to come help them when situations change.

Edited: December 31, 2020, 9:12 am
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So if you can't get the test before flying you will have to add 2 or 3 nights cost for the government approved accommodation. Plus the cost of the test. In Ontario that is around $200 a person.

Edited: December 31, 2020, 9:43 am
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Montreal, Canada
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Interesting to see how and when this will start exactly. Then when you return to Canada with a negative test you still need to quarantine for 14 days? Personally I would not have travelled before this news anyways.

Edited: December 31, 2020, 7:37 pm
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It's about time they made these people pay for it .. Financially and quarantined . Just stay home .

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"Just stay Home" what a interesting concept , that doesn't seem to be making one bit of difference!!!

lets go with this concept, shut everything down, no stores, no services, no transportation, everyone locked up in there homes!! that is the only thing that will stop spread, yet not logically possible

or everything can be with proper protocols and limit transmission, which seems more reasonable and more financially viable

for those who dont want to travel that is fine DONT but stop telling other people what to do

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Amen #8. 99% of all cases in Ontario are NOT travel related yet cases spiking to record levels especially in Toronto (more than 1,000 cases yesterday). So yes, not travelling is really helping...

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Just updated: 3,328 new cases today in Ontario. Yesterday's 2,923 cases - 5 travel related.

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