Air travellers will soon need to test negative for COVID-19 before landing in Canada, according to a Dec. 30 report by the Canadian Press (CP).
The federal government reportedly made the decision on Wednesday morning and plans to unroll the new requirement quickly.
CP confirmed the update with Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc, who didn’t state exactly when the new rules would kick in, but other reports indicate that it could happen in a matter of days.
Passengers on flights entering Canada will soon require a negative PCR test three days before their arrival into the country.
It is still unclear how Canada’s mandatory 14-day quarantine order will factor into this new rule.
On Wednesday afternoon, Transport Canada posted a brief update on Twitter, stating: “We are finalizing the details to introduce a requirement for pre-departure #COVID19 testing for travellers flying into Canada.”