14 Jan Pre-departure testing for COVID-19 for all air travellers to Canada
As of January 7, 2021, all travellers to Canada starting from 5 years of age, regardless of their citizenship, must undergo a laboratory Covid-19 test prior to their departure. To board a plane, travellers must show negative test results to airlines. Tests made more than 72 hours before the flight will not be accepted. The airlines will deny access to the plane to anyone who tests positive for Covid-19, as well as to anyone who has not been tested.
The new requirement has been introduced to reduce the spread of the virus in air travel as well as to protect the health and safety of Canadians. All travellers authorised to enter Canada must still compete their full quarantine period. The 14-day quarantine plan should include information about where you are staying and how you will get food, health care, and other important services.
The plan is a mandatory requirement even for people with negative laboratory tests for Covid-19. Failure to comply with your quarantine plan can result in a fine of up to $ 750,000, 6 months in prison or even inadmissibility and removal from Canada.