Air-travellers returning to Canada from outside the United States should be ready to go into isolation pending a negative on-arrival COVID-19 test result, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos warned, even as it remains unclear when the new rule will apply at all airports.
“All travelers should expect to be tested upon arrival and should be ready to isolate,” Mr. Duclos said at a press conference in Ottawa on Friday. “It will take a few days before we are able to test all targeted travelers. But we are ramping up our capacity quickly and testing more and more travelers every day.”
Mr. Duclos said the new rule is already being put in place but neither he, nor Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam were able to say which airports are already asking travellers who are subject to the on-arrival testing to isolate pending the result. Airports have been randomly testing passengers on arrival for months, and Mr. Duclos said since Wednesday the testing capacity at airports has increased by 60 per cent.
The new rule was announced Tuesday and immediately created confusion for travellers because it came with few details on the timing of the rollout or how it would apply to travellers who have layovers in the U.S. or Canada before reaching their final destination.
“It’s quite complicated and I think we’re going to have to put up some tools on the website,” Dr. Tam said. “So that travelers can actually figure this out like we have done in the past with all the border requirements.”
As of Friday morning the government’s travel website for vaccinated air-travellers still did not say to expect to isolate.
Mr. Duclos said that the government is focused on travellers arriving by air, so if Canadians land in the U.S. from a third country and then drive into Canada they may be tested and asked to isolate but the rule won’t be universally applied.
He also said that fully vaccinated travellers returning to Canada with a layover in Canada before going to their final destination will be allowed to continue to their final stop to isolate and wait for their on-arrival test result. Mr. Duclos said the test would be given at the first airport travellers arrive at in Canada.
Additionally, he said passengers who have been in a third country other than the U.S. but who fly through the U.S. on their way to Canada will still need to follow requirements for an on-arrival test and isolation pending the result.
The on-arrival test and isolate rule was part of a third change to international travel rules all unveiled in the last two weeks that both eased some restrictions while tightening others. The rules are also different depending on the region that you’re travelling from. The government says this is based on science, but one of the government’s own advisors told The Globe Friday the “science does not support” different rules for different regions.
“With Omicron present in so many countries, we should have a single, coherent framework for international travel,” Irfan Dhalla, a co-chair of the government’s COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel and vice president of physician quality, at Unity Health Toronto.612200Vaccinated air-travellers should be prepared now for on-arrival testing and isolation, health minister says
Thanks to my father who told me about this website, this
website is genuinely awesome.
There’s definately a lot to find out about this subject.
I love all the points you made.
Great article, totally what I needed.
you are in point of fact a just right webmaster.
The web site loading velocity is incredible.
It kind of feels that you’re doing any unique trick.
Moreover, The contents are masterwork. you’ve done a magnificent
job in this matter!
Spot on with this write-up, I seriously think this
web site needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be returning
to read through more, thanks for the info!
Undeniably consider that which you stated. Your favourite justification seemed to be at the net
the easiest factor to take note of. I say to you, I definitely get irked at the same time as folks
think about concerns that they plainly don’t realize about.
You managed to hit the nail upon the top as neatly as defined out
the entire thing with no need side effect , other people
could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more.
An interesting discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you should write more
on this subject, it may not be a taboo subject but usually people
don’t talk about such subjects. To the next!
Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this article plus the rest of the site is
also really good.
Currently it seems like BlogEngine is the best blogging
platform available right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?
Hello I am so thrilled I found your web site, I really found you by accident, while I was
searching on Aol for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like
to say cheers for a incredible post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have
time to read through it all at the moment
but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so
when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up
the awesome job.
Great site you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days.
I seriously appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!
I really like it when people come together and share views.
Great site, stick with it!
Hi, its pleasant paragraph on the topic of media print, we all
be aware of media is a impressive source of information.
This site was… how do I say it? Relevant!!
Finally I’ve found something that helped me.
I am in fact thankful to the holder of this web site who has shared this great article at here.
Stunning story there. What occurred after? Good luck!
When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same
comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
The other day, while I was at work, my sister stole my apple ipad
and tested to see if it can survive a 40 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now broken and she
has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!
Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just
extremely excellent. I actually like what you’ve acquired here,
certainly like what you are stating and the way in which
you say it. You make it entertaining and you
still take care of to keep it wise. I can’t wait to read much more
from you. This is really a tremendous site.
If some one desires expert view concerning blogging afterward i propose him/her to pay a visit this website, Keep up the nice job.
I used to be able to find good information from your blog
Appreciate this post. Will try it out.
Thank you a lot for sharing this with all folks
you really understand what you are speaking approximately!
Bookmarked. Kindly also discuss with my web site =).
We will have a link exchange arrangement among us
Wonderful work! This is the type of information that are supposed to
be shared around the net. Disgrace on the search engines for no longer
positioning this put up higher! Come on over and talk over with
my web site . Thanks =)
May I simply just say what a comfort to find someone who actually
understands what they are talking about on the internet.
You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
More and more people should check this out and understand this
side of the story. I can’t believe you’re not more popular because you certainly possess the
It’s awesome to pay a visit this web site and reading the views of all mates about this article, while I am also
eager of getting experience.
Greetings! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha
plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog
platform as yours and I’m having difficulty
finding one? Thanks a lot!
I’m gone to convey my little brother, that he should also
go to see this website on regular basis to take updated from newest information.