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Canada to drop COVID pre-arrival test and quarantine

Starting February 28, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer require a pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test to enter Canada.

Fully vaccinated travellers may still be randomly selected for a COVID test upon arrival but will not have to quarantine while awaiting results.

Currently, all travellers must provide proof of a negative molecular test, such as a PCR test, within 72 hours of their scheduled flight or land entry into Canada. However, starting February 28, travellers can do a rapid antigen test as long as it's approved by the country they are travelling from.

Antigen tests are usually cheaper than molecular tests and can provide results within minutes. This will make travelling to Canada simpler for international students and partners planning to come to Canada.

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