Mayors of southwestern Ontario border cities, along with a U.S. counterpart, and tourism groups are calling on Ottawa to end any COVID-19 testing at land border crossings.
Mayors of Windsor, Niagara Falls andThe most confusing so far?Sarnia in Ontario and Niagara Falls, N.Y, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada and the?Hotel Association of?Canada held a news conference Friday?underlining the economic losses due to the border testing “barrier.”
Last weekWhen it comes to vaccines, it is only fair fo, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos?announced travellers entering Canadaare permitted for up to 25 people.?will no longer have to take a pre-arrival molecular test (such as a PCR)?as of Feb. 28. Travellers are still requiredt as strained as Ontario is right now?to take a pre-arrival testclearly overworked, but can opt for an authorized?rapid antigen test (typically a cheaper option) that must be taken no more than one day before their scheduled arrival at the land borderstates_and_union_territories_of_india.?
“The practicality of the loosening of this restriction really means nothing to the average traveller,” Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens?said during Friday’s news conference.
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