The Government of Canada makes COVID-19 test a mandatory requirement for people travelling to Canada…
The Government of Canada made an announcement on Wednesday that from now on people travelling to Canada must obtain a negative COVID-19 test, to be allowed into the country. The officials have reported that the candidates are now requested to take the Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Test, within the three days of boarding the flight.
However, it should be noted carefully that this test will not replace the fourteen-day quarantine requirement the country had made compulsory since the start of the pandemic. All those arriving in the country must reside indoors during this period. Those breaking the quarantine rule would have to face up to six months in prison or up to CAD $750,000 in fine.
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister, Dominic Leblanc has commented that this new measure, along with the vigilant monitoring at Canadian airports would come into effect immediately. The new measure came as a reaction to the news of finding the new strain of the COVID virus.