June 29, 2022

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• On the other hand, trips longing over 72 hours outside of Canada will still require a negative PCR test upon homecoming

According to the reports, the Canadian federal government is likely to announce in the later part of this week that it would be dropping the negative PCR test requirement for those Canadians coming back home from the U.S. for any trip less than 72 hours.

This new policy change will be applicable to both citizens and permanent residents, and it is expected that these new rules will become effective at the end of this month or in first few weeks of next month December. Though on the other hand, trips longing over 72 hours outside of Canada will still require a negative PCR test upon homecoming.

Talking to the reporters at a news briefing, British Columbia Premier John Horgan said that they are very happy to hear that the PCR testing rules that were in place for short visits will no longer apply for those who want to travel to the United States for a day or two. He further said that he raised this issue through interventions by people here in British Columbia some weeks ago, and he is grateful that the federal government has responded.”