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Travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macao are subject to Covid limitations in Canada.

ByJosh Taylor

Jan 1, 2023

The Covid-19-related travel limitations for flying travellers, announced on Saturday, will take effect on January 5 and will last for 30 days. Toronto: Canada has joined a growing number of countries, including India, in imposing Covid-19-related travel restrictions on flying travellers arriving from China, citing Beijing’s lack of epidemiological data.
The policy, which was announced on Saturday, will go into effect on January 5 and will last for 30 days.
According to a press release from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), all air travellers aged two years and older arriving on flights originating in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, or Macao will be required to provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test result taken no more than two days before departure to the airline prior to boarding. Canadian authorities will accept either a negative molecular test, such as RT-PCR, or a negative antigen test with evidence demonstrating that it was monitored by a telehealth service or an approved laboratory or testing provider.
Furthermore, travellers who tested positive more than 10 days but no more than 90 days before their departure flight might give the airline with evidence of their past positive in lieu of a negative test result.
“”In response to the Covid-19 outbreak in the People’s Republic of China, and given the scarcity of observational studies and viral genomic data on these cases, the Government of Canada intends to implement small region health measures for air travelers coming Into the united states from China,” according to the release.
These interim measures will be reviewed after 30 days, as additional data and evidence become available. Airlines must receive a negative Covid-19 test result, or evidence of a positive test result obtained within the previous 10-90 days, before the passenger is allowed to board the plane; otherwise, the traveller would be refused boarding.
On October 1 of last year, Canada removed Covid-related border barriers.
“”Our actions will remain prudent, and we will not hesitate to change measures to protect Canadians’ health and safety,” said Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos.
Several other nations have already adopted or declared that they will apply comparable Chinese-specific regulations. India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and France are among them. These declarations come as the World Health Organization questions if China is being truthful about the coronavirus outbreak there.

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