Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that anyone coming into Canada through a land border as of the day after Valentine's Day will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test or face a fine.
"As of Feb. 15, when you return to Canada through a land border, you'll need to show a 72-hour PCR test, just like for air travel," said Trudeau.
"People who show up at a land border for non-essential travel, like returning snowbirds, will be expected to show a negative PCR test."
A PCR - or polymerase chain reaction - test detects genetic material from a specific organism, like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, if the person is infected at the time of the test or has been previously infected.
The test is typically done by getting a swab from inside the nasal cavity and having it analysed in a medical lab. The results are usually available after about a day.
To read this article in its entirety please click here
Interested employers: Kindly contact us
here to receive further information.
Interested candidates: Find out whether you qualify to Canada by completing our free on-line evaluation. We will provide you with our evaluation within 1-2 business days.
The content of this article reflects the personal insight of Attorney Colin Singer and needs no disclaimer