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Canadians Flying Home - Covid Testing

International travellers who use the Toronto airport to return to Canada and will be staying in the province for 14 days minimum, will now be offered a FREE Covid test. This test will be free and voluntary and it is in "addition" to the recent government announcement of requiring incoming travelers to provide a negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours of travelling. Airlines have been pushing for a 2 week postponement of the implementation but as of this moment, no update has been given.

In Toronto airport, passengers will be given a self-collected lab-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and will be supervised by a health care provider either in-person or by video as the traveller self-administers the test.

Over 60,000 international passengers arrive in Toronto weekly. This new pilot project in its next stages will also propose a modified quarantine period shorter than the current 14 days.

This program started Jan 6th and was recently announced by Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot.

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