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Canada to Begin Requiring Negative COVID-19 Test for All Air Travelers

6 Jan

Per a recent announcement by the Canadian Minister of Transport, beginning January 7, 2021, Canada will require all air passengers to provide proof of a negative laboratory PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to being allowed to board a plane to Canada. This requirement will be applicable to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, as well as U.S. citizens.  

All other COVID-related travel restrictions and requirements in Canada remain in place, including the need to secure pre-authorization to travel into the country from anywhere other than the U.S., the need to present a quarantine plan prior to travel, and the mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. 

Foster will continue to monitor government action related to global travel requirements and will make future updates regarding travel restrictions via our firm’s website at