A Negative COVID-19 Test is to be Required at Canada’s Land Borders.

Posted on 02/09/2021 | About Canada, Canada

Starting Monday, February 15 a negative COVID-19 test will be required at Canada’s land borders

Anyone coming into Canada by land will be required to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of crossing the land border starting February 15.

This requirement is already in place for all international travellers coming into Canada by air.

Canada has more people coming into the country by vehicle than on an airplane.

The latest statistics from the Canada Border Services Agency show that since the end of March 2.9 million people, excluding truck drivers, entered through a land border crossing, while 2.4 million arrived by airplane.

Trudeau said the federal government cannot prevent Canadians from returning to the country at a land border, even without a test, but if they don’t have the required negative test they can be fined up to $3,000.