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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #150 on: January 29, 2021, 12:50:05 PM »
Up to 3 days isn’t the end of the world.
FTFY

While the headlines all over mention 3 days, the article seems to say "up to" 3 days, which might mean that if negative results come sooner, it could be shorter. But then again we're talking about Canada, how likely is that to happen?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #151 on: January 29, 2021, 12:52:28 PM »
That's crazy. For all we know they're going to lose money even after charging $2k+...
Yes, and CBC thinks that "...The move is not without precedent. Australia has been requiring most travellers to quarantine at a government-arranged hotel for 14 days for $2,800 AUD per adult and $4,620 AUD for a family of four."

They don't seem to realize that $2,800 for 14 days is kinda very different than $2,000+ for 3 days...

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #152 on: January 29, 2021, 12:56:01 PM »
FTFY

While the headlines all over mention 3 days, the article seems to say "up to" 3 days, which might mean that if negative results come sooner, it could be shorter. But then again we're talking about Canada, how likely is that to happen?
Could happen, even in Canada :)

Of the 3 PCR tests that I took at Ontaro testing centers in the past 2 months, I got results for all three within 24-36 hours. I can imagine that they might be slower at the airport than in a hospital but hopefully it'll be less than 3 days.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #153 on: January 29, 2021, 12:57:36 PM »
Yes, and CBC thinks that "...The move is not without precedent. Australia has been requiring most travellers to quarantine at a government-arranged hotel for 14 days for $2,800 AUD per adult and $4,620 AUD for a family of four."

They don't seem to realize that $2,800 for 14 days is kinda very different than $2,000+ for 3 days...
HE didn't say if $2000 is per person? does a couple need to isolate separately until the results are back?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #154 on: January 29, 2021, 12:58:41 PM »
I think one big question here is land borders. Trudeau said they'll require testing but I'm hearing different things about whether they'll require hotel quarantines...

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #155 on: January 29, 2021, 01:01:12 PM »
Neither is two weeks. Granted two weeks is two long for some situations (e.g. dying relative).
People with dying relatives gets exemptions from everything already. And yes, they're allowed into the hospitals so the risk is large.

Of the 3 PCR tests that I took at Ontaro testing centers in the past 2 months, I got results for all three within 24-36 hours. I can imagine that they might be slower at the airport than in a hospital but hopefully it'll be less than 3 days.
FH Health should be fastest 

They don't seem to realize that $2,800 for 14 days is kinda very different than $2,000+ for 3 days...
If it allows opening the schools soon and keeping them open, 90%+ of the population will be thrilled.

Ontario has en exemplary lockdown ~4500/day around Jan 1, closing schools and other restrictions brought it down to ~1500/day now. Quarantine hotels is the reopening strategy so it isn't seeded again.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #156 on: January 29, 2021, 01:15:37 PM »
HE didn't say if $2000 is per person? does a couple need to isolate separately until the results are back?
I've seen it reported as $2k per person, but I don't remember Trudeau's exact words. You could be right.

FH Health should be fastest 
What's FH Health?

If it allows opening the schools soon and keeping them open, 90%+ of the population will be thrilled.

Ontario has en exemplary lockdown ~4500/day around Jan 1, closing schools and other restrictions brought it down to ~1500/day now. Quarantine hotels is the reopening strategy so it isn't seeded again.
I wasn't commenting on the effectiveness of these hotels. I was only commenting on the excessive cost.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #158 on: January 29, 2021, 01:18:08 PM »
I saw Canada is also cancelling all flights to Mexico/Caribbean.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #159 on: January 29, 2021, 01:22:05 PM »
Fast PCRs

https://www.fhhealth.ca
You're not going to have a choice of where to take a test. I assume they'll be doing the tests at the airport or at the hotels and you'll have to wait for the results of whatever test they give.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #160 on: January 29, 2021, 01:23:28 PM »
I saw Canada is also cancelling all flights to Mexico/Caribbean.
Yes. Interestingly, Florida is not included.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #161 on: January 29, 2021, 01:28:09 PM »
Yes. Interestingly, Florida is not included.
The US still has some clout...
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #162 on: January 29, 2021, 01:30:49 PM »
Quote from: DDMS
The above doesn’t apply if you drive into Canada, but Canada will require a negative PCR test in order to enter Canada via a land border starting next week and additional testing requirements may be added.
@Dan did you see this clearly somewhere?

I'm particularly interested as I'm currently in the US with plans to drive home to Canada at some point :)

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #163 on: January 29, 2021, 01:31:54 PM »
@Dan did you see this clearly somewhere?

I'm particularly interested as I'm currently in the US with plans to drive home to Canada at some point :)
Was in the one of the articles I read.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #164 on: January 29, 2021, 01:36:49 PM »
Was in the one of the articles I read.
Got it. Thanks.

Hopefully the government will post the official news shortly. I assume it'l lbe posted here.