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Canada suspends COVID-19 random testing in Canadian airports

Canada suspends COVID-19 random testing in Canadian airports
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Random COVID-19 testing in Canadian airports will be officially coming to an end this summer.

Last week, the Canadian government announced that they will be officially suspending random COVID-19 testing at International airports from June 11 to June 30, when the federal rules are set to expire.

For all unvaccinated travellers, testing will no longer take place at the airport, but off-site instead starting on July 1st.

Canadian airports have been dealing with various delays due to long lineups and other added steps needed to travel since the start of the pandemic.

According to a statement provided by Transport Canada, “The Government of Canada recognizes the impact that significant wait times at some Canadian airports are having on travellers. We continue to work with airports, airlines, baggage handlers, and other partners to implement solutions to reduce delays as we approach the summer peak season.”

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