Negative COVID test needed upon arrival in Canada
International travellers arriving in Canada will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test. This test is in addition to the mandatory fourteen (14) day quarantine. New travellers must stay indoors for those two (2) weeks and know in advance how they intend to get any necessary groceries and medicine. If a traveller breaks quarantine, it may result in up to $750,000 CAD in fines or up to six (6) months in prison. Non-essential travel is still encouraged by the Canadian government. However, those who need to travel to Canada are required to show proof of a negative PCR test.
The new regulation for showing the negative test comes as a reaction to the new strain that is emerging from the United Kingdom. A person can develop COVID-19 after fourteen (14) days since exposed to the virus, so it is still possible that someone could have a positive result after arriving. A negative test could turn into a positive result if people are not quarantining correctly and abiding by Canadian laws.