OTTAWA – Anyone arriving in Canada from January 7 must have a negative COVID-19 test before boarding and may need to be quarantined in a federal agency if they have inadequate isolation plans, according to the federal government

Passengers aged five and over must perform a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their scheduled departure and present the results to their airline prior to boarding the flight

If the officials are not satisfied, the government must be quarantined in a federal agency

The Thursday afternoon statement said Canadians vacationing abroad should arrange a COVID-19 test immediately to avoid delays in returning home

The details will be announced a day after Cabinet Ministers decided that Canada, along with other countries, will run a negative PCR test as a travel requirement

A PCR test is used to detect tiny amounts of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, usually through a swab in the nose or mouth

Transport Minister Marc Garneau had contacted airlines on Wednesday when the high-level details were released on Thursday the government said the Jan Start date 7 should give airlines enough time to adhere to the new rules

The National Airlines Council of Canada, which represents the country’s largest airlines, warned early Thursday of major issues in Ottawa’s plans, including the options passengers have if their jurisdiction doesn’t offer the kind of test the government does accepted

The new federal testing requirement only applies to air travelers, but the leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Yves-Francois Blanchet, argued that it should apply in all ports of entry

He also said the government should ensure that thousands of Canadians are reimbursed for travel plans that have been suspended or canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions

It is important that Canadians also understand that personal sacrifice is key to ending the pandemic, Blanchet said in a statement

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World News – CA – New rules for coronavirus testing for travelers landing in Canada from January 7