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Canada officials say vaxx req for visitors, random testing to end by 30 Sept.2022

Canada officials say vaxx req for visitors, random testing to end by 30 Sept.2022

Old Feb 12, 22, 5:57 am
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
Yes, but both the story and tonight's CTV National News still say:


Canadians will be required to show proof of a negative antigen test, similar to the United States.




Easier, but still a pain
It is worse for me. I had covid a month ago, so I wouldn't need a test until July. Now I'll need to look for testing places in the USA again.
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Old Feb 12, 22, 5:57 am
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
Yes, but both the story and tonight's CTV National News still say:


Canadians will be required to show proof of a negative antigen test, similar to the United States.




Easier, but still a pain
They won't just drop it all right away. They've always been very strict and cautious.
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Old Feb 12, 22, 9:41 am
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Lets just start by ascertaining the current on-arrival tests (and quarantine...) are completely eliminated as the first step... Then, if it is an antigen in lieu of pcr , would still require the whole process (book/take the test etc) with the sole benefit being it is cheaper...Still better to the current pcr requirements indeed!
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Old Feb 12, 22, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by YYZ1313 View Post
No more mandatory on arrival testing, only random with no quarantine until results come in.
Pro-tip: save the green PHAC sticker and stick it on your passport in baggage claim and you can avoid the on-arrival PCR test

I've done this a few times (when I didn't get the sticker anyway) and it worked every time.. although I guess this will no longer be necessary.
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Old Feb 12, 22, 5:16 pm
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QR code on PCR test

Hey folks,

did my pcr test today in Colombia - came back negative in less than 4 hrs. Hopefully it is the last time I have to go through this.

question: the results donít have a QR code on the document - is this a problem?

thanks!
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Old Feb 13, 22, 12:24 am
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Originally Posted by Unmaxdemax View Post
Hey folks,

did my pcr test today in Colombia - came back negative in less than 4 hrs. Hopefully it is the last time I have to go through this.

question: the results donít have a QR code on the document - is this a problem?

thanks!
QR code is not required...
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Old Feb 13, 22, 4:44 am
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Originally Posted by YYCCL3 View Post
QR code is not required...
thanks!!! On another note, it makes me wonder how Colombia can manage to process PCR tests in under 4 hrs while it takes up to 10 days on Canada!!!
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Old Feb 13, 22, 7:05 am
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Originally Posted by Unmaxdemax View Post
thanks!!! On another note, it makes me wonder how Colombia can manage to process PCR tests in under 4 hrs while it takes up to 10 days on Canada!!!
If you pay for a PCR test in Canada for travel, you also get results in four hours. If you take a PCR test, because you are sick, in Canada you get results pretty quickly too. However if you take a PCR test at an airport after landing from abroad the results can take forever, what does that tell you?
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Old Feb 13, 22, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by Unmaxdemax View Post
thanks!!! On another note, it makes me wonder how Colombia can manage to process PCR tests in under 4 hrs while it takes up to 10 days on Canada!!!
Maybe because the government does not care about making life easier for its citizens because they don't want them to travel
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Old Feb 13, 22, 2:02 pm
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Official changes starting Feb 28th:

Rapid antigen tests will be accepted for entry into Canada if taken within 24 hours before departure. Tests with online supervision will be accepted.
Eligible travellers leaving Canada and returning within 72 hours won't need to provide a test.
No more mandatory arrival testing. Travellers may be randomly selection upon arrival for testing but won't be required to quarantine.
Free rapid tests will be given to arriving travellers but they're to be used on a voluntary basis.
Unvaccinated children under 12 won't need to isolate anymore.
Global travel advisory will be lifted.

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Old Feb 13, 22, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by YYZ1313 View Post
Official changes starting Feb 28th:

Rapid antigen tests will be accepted for entry into Canada if taken at least 24 hours before departure. Tests with online supervision will be accepted.
Eligible travellers leaving Canada and returning within 72 hours won't need to provide a test.
No more mandatory arrival testing. Travellers may be randomly selection upon arrival for testing but won't be required to quarantine.
Free rapid tests will be given to arriving travellers but they're to be used on a voluntary basis.
Fully vaccinated children under 12 won't need to avoid high-risk settings anymore (school, camp, etc.)
Global travel advisory will be lifted.
Still at least 3 steps behind normal countries like the UK, but a move in the right direction.
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Old Feb 13, 22, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by YYZ1313 View Post
Rapid antigen tests will be accepted for entry into Canada if taken at least 24 hours before departure.
That is rather surprising, I would say.
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Old Feb 13, 22, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by YYZ1313 View Post
Official changes starting Feb 28th:

Rapid antigen tests will be accepted for entry into Canada if taken at least 24 hours before departure.
Is this correct? Shouldn't it be within 24 hours before departure? "At least" could mean a week before.
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Old Feb 13, 22, 3:01 pm
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It would be very helpful if it was day before not 24 hours, but hey, this is better than the nonsense we have.
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Old Feb 13, 22, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Finkface View Post
Is this correct? Shouldn't it be within 24 hours before departure? "At least" could mean a week before.
sorry, Iíll edit my post. It needs to be within 24 hours of departure.
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