Canada will drop COVID-19 test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers April 1 | Public Service News
Canada will drop COVID-19 test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers April 1 |  Public Service News

Canada will drop COVID-19 test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers April 1 | Public Service News

VANDBY – CTV News in Canada reports that from April 1, the country will lift the COVID-19 test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers crossing the border.

CTV News also reports that travelers may still be randomly selected to receive a PCR COVID-19 test at airports. Travelers must also still upload their vaccination proof and other necessary information to the ArriveCAN application.

On February 28, a Canadian regulation went into effect to allow entry across the border with a negative rapid antigen test. Rapid antigen tests must be administered within 24 hours of crossing the border and home tests will not be accepted.

CTV News reported that the easing of restrictions is due to the improved COVID-19 case numbers. The requirements may change if the situation worsens.

Congresswoman Elise M. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, has called on the Canadian and U.S. governments to drop all claims, and in a press release Wednesday night, recent developments called for a “positive step forward.”

“However, there is still more work left to do to fully restore our society,” she added. “I urge the United States to lead the way by dropping all COVID-19 requirements and fully restoring travel to the northern border, and Canada should follow suit. It is time to return to normalcy.”

CTV News says an official announcement will be made by Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra and Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault on Thursday.

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