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Canada will require a negative Covid-19 test to enter the country


#Canada require travelers arriving in the country to present a negative test for covid-19 #It must be less than three days old, several ministers announced this #Wednesday during a press conference.

The government will “quickly” demand an “additional measure that will require all passengers arriving in #Canada to undergo a COVID-19 test” that is “negative,” said #Dominic #LeBlanc, #Minister of #Intergovernmental #Affairs.

The measure is expected to take effect “in the next few days,” he said.

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#This new measure comes after last week they were detected in #Canada various cases of contamination with new variant of coronavirus circulating in the UK.

#Canada has discontinued until #January 6 every flights from UK after the appearance of the new strain in the #European country.

#Travelers arriving in #Canada, #Canadian or not, are subject to a mandatory quarantine of 14 days that in case of breach can be worth up to six months in prison and / or a fine of up to 750,000 #Canadian dollars (587,000 US dollars).

#Visits to addresses of travelers quarantined by the #Canadian authorities will also be “increased in the coming weeks” to ensure compliance with this measure.

#Although “most #Canadians” have followed the authorities’ recommendations, “some still travel for non-essential reasons,” said #Howard #Njoo, deputy director of public health. “#It is very worrying.”

#On #Tuesday, #Ontario #Prime #Minister #Doug #Ford said he was “extremely disappointed” by his finance minister, #Rod #Phillips, who had gone to the #Caribbean and urged him to return home “immediately.”

#Several provinces, including #Ontario and #Quebec, have imposed confinements in different regions during the #Christmas season and are facing record daily cases this week.

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The borders of #Canada They have been closed since #March to foreigners, except for those whose presence on their territory is considered essential.

“#Only about 2% of all reported COVID-19 cases in #Canada come from travel outside the country,” #LeBlanc said.

#Until this wednesday #Canada has registered 571,070 cases of coronavirus, including 15,440 deaths.





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