Free COVID-19 testing for international travel ends, Ontario

Free COVID-19 testing for international travelers ends, Ontario

It cost under $200, not including tax in Ontario

Ontario: The Health Minister said International travelers will now be expected to pay for a coronavirus test to get the green light to fly out of Ontario.

“Because the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic has modified, we now have continued to adapt our method to testing and the companies we now have made accessible,” Christine Elliott, deputy premier and minister of health mentioned in an announcement Monday.

“Whereas internationals travelers are not eligible to obtain a publicly funded COVID-19 check, we stay dedicated to making sure that anybody who wants a check can get one rapidly, without charge.”

The new rules went into impact Friday. Now, anybody in want of a COVID check earlier than flying internationally must seek out tests locally, which value just below $200 plus tax.

The information comes because the historic first COVID-19 vaccines had been launched in Canada Monday, together with America. Canada’s first vaccines had been administered in Ontario and Quebec on Monday after shipments of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines arrived Sunday night.

Ontario reported 1,940 COVID cases and practically 57,100 tests accomplished, Elliott mentioned Monday. 

Anybody touring into Canada should adhere to a 14-day quarantine.