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Rapid testing imminent

Old Oct 22, 20, 10:05 am
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Rapid testing imminent

https://calgaryherald.com/news/natio...5-2bc10609eb22

"The federal government will replace mandatory 14-day quarantines with rapid COVID-19 tests for international air passengers, the Sun has learned."
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Old Oct 22, 20, 10:08 am
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Finally some positive travel news! The devil is in the details and there are many details to come out about the airport testing procedures however it looks very promising as the mandatory quarantine was a travel killer for Canadians.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 11:06 am
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Very excited, providing it won't cost $250 / test like what UA is doing at SFO for the Color rapid tests for Hawaii-bound travelers..
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Old Oct 22, 20, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by kevflyer View Post
Very excited, providing it won't cost $250 / test like what UA is doing at SFO for the Color rapid tests for Hawaii-bound travelers..

Cheaper than two weeks off work for me.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 11:27 am
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https://www.alberta.ca/international...t-project.aspx

YYC only. Nov.2. Must be much easier to implement in a secondary airport.
Hope it works out and is expanded soon.

A much needed step in the right direction.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 12:18 pm
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"Kenney said if the traveller pilot project goes well, it will be expanded to the airport in Edmonton early in the new year."

Hold the excitement guys. This might take a while to roll out to the whole country.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 1:20 pm
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Sounds like it isn't rapid testing after all - just the chance to do PCR directly on arrival. Still a very positive step forward!
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Old Oct 22, 20, 5:51 pm
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YYC get how many intl flights now per day? Any of them not from the US?

Regardless it is a good start.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 7:33 pm
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YYC get how many intl flights now per day? Any of them not from the US?
I believe just DEN/DFW/MSP, one or two frequencies each at most.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by jjclancy View Post
I believe just DEN/DFW/MSP, one or two frequencies each at most.
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YYC get how many intl flights now per day? Any of them not from the US?

Regardless it is a good start.

What about WS's LGW-YYC? Also KL is still flying from AMS I think. I haven't checked Mexico / Caribbean but WS should also be flying there again now.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by kevflyer View Post
What about WS's LGW-YYC? Also KL is still flying from AMS I think.
Interesting, both are on but not daily.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 10:02 pm
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The feds don't seem to want rapid testing for some reason. Hopefully the provinces can put the pressure on. But just a million rapid tests for Ontario? How long will that last?
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Old Oct 22, 20, 10:06 pm
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fantastic news
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Old Oct 23, 20, 7:52 am
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Great job, Canada!
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Old Oct 24, 20, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Crampedin13A View Post
The feds don't seem to want rapid testing for some reason. Hopefully the provinces can put the pressure on. But just a million rapid tests for Ontario? How long will that last?
I believe you have it backwards. The Feds are in favour of rapid testing, but the provinces are resisting because they are afraid of travel-related covid cases in the community.
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