Together with the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable ("The Roundtable"), medical and local business leaders have come together to call on the federal government to remove pre-departure testing entirely for fully vaccinated travellers on or before April 1st when the regulations will be updated. Continued testing targeted at solely the travel sector is both unnecessary and not rooted in science.
Content originally published by the Financial Post.
Canada’s two main airlines and its biggest airport are calling on the Canadian government to end mandatory COVID-19 testing at airports and shift those resources to communities where they are needed most.
Last month the government began ramping up testing of fully vaccinated travellers amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 variant Omicron. The CBC reports that it now has the capacity to test more than 20,000 arrivals daily.