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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #720 on: October 01, 2021, 11:09:21 AM »
Did they get rid of the rapid testing upon entry?

I drove in via the Peace Bridge last night and there was no red cross guy there and the border guard didn't mention any test. (Fully vaccinated so no day 7 test either.)

The testing for vaccinated persons is random.  I've never heard of Canada offering rapid tests.  And despite being vaccinated, I received the daily emails about quarantining for 14 days.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #721 on: October 01, 2021, 11:59:16 AM »
Was never a thing. They give you a self home test kit, but that's also YMMV.

Certainly was. I entered at the Peace Bridge in August and there was a Red Cross booth administering the Switch Health tests at the border with no option to do it at home.

I've never heard of Canada offering rapid tests.
I was referring to the day 1 and 7 Switch Health tests.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #722 on: October 01, 2021, 02:49:24 PM »
Did they get rid of the rapid testing upon entry?

I drove in via the Peace Bridge last night and there was no red cross guy there and the border guard didn't mention any test. (Fully vaccinated so no day 7 test either.)
They moved the testing to an off site location,  It's by the race track. A minute detour off the highway.

    While for those who are fully vaccinated they don't require the PCR upon arrival nor do they require the 8th day test. As well you don't have to quarantine.

  While for those who are not vaccinated they require you to take A PCR either at home or on site and then 8 days later another one.
 As well you need quarantine for 14 days.

    In the past I had to show my Canadian Citizenship card but recently when I went across they told me it's not needed.
    I'm assuming that's because they're allowing whomever to come across now?

I guess I can find out on Sunday.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #723 on: October 01, 2021, 02:50:35 PM »
Certainly was. I entered at the Peace Bridge in August and there was a Red Cross booth administering the Switch Health tests at the border with no option to do it at home.
I was referring to the day 1 and 7 Switch Health tests.
  Have been going across over the past 1 to 2 years they always offered it either at home or on site.
  Though if I had to take a guess over 50% don't bother taking it at all, Especially if you are Canadian citizen.

Since I didn't want to be bothered and I wanted to show in the system that I'm complying with everything they wanted, I pulled off the highway for 5 minutes and did the covid swab test and continued on my way..
     
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #724 on: October 01, 2021, 02:55:07 PM »
Certainly was. I entered at the Peace Bridge in August and there was a Red Cross booth administering the Switch Health tests at the border with no option to do it at home.
I was referring to the day 1 and 7 Switch Health tests.
Your referring to these kits.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #725 on: October 01, 2021, 04:02:51 PM »
I was referring to the day 1 and 7 Switch Health tests.
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Alright, but the Switch Health tests were not rapid. There was a 2 day turn around time, if you were lucky.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #726 on: October 04, 2021, 07:59:24 AM »
What are the border rules for a recoveree with one vaccine?
In Israel, you can only get a second shot with special doctor approval
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #727 on: October 04, 2021, 01:43:12 PM »
What are the border rules for a recoveree with one vaccine?
In Israel, you can only get a second shot with special doctor approval
You might need both doses to be free from the 14 day quarantine.
   All you need to do is take a day 1 and day 8 covid test with the Switch Health kits they give you. And Quarantine for 14 days.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #728 on: October 04, 2021, 02:20:35 PM »
You might need both doses to be free from the 14 day quarantine.
   All you need to do is take a day 1 and day 8 covid test with the Switch Health kits they give you. And Quarantine for 14 days.
That's not going to work
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #729 on: October 04, 2021, 02:33:55 PM »
They moved the testing to an off site location,  It's by the race track. A minute detour off the highway.

    While for those who are fully vaccinated they don't require the PCR upon arrival nor do they require the 8th day test. As well you don't have to quarantine.

  While for those who are not vaccinated they require you to take A PCR either at home or on site and then 8 days later another one.
 As well you need quarantine for 14 days.

    In the past I had to show my Canadian Citizenship card but recently when I went across they told me it's not needed.
    I'm assuming that's because they're allowing whomever to come across now?

I guess I can find out on Sunday.
  Didn't bother asking the border patrol agent yesterday when heading back home if in fact any one can enter Canada, he was to serious for me.
 He didn't spend a second more then 45 seconds from when I pulled up to his window until I left, so didn't want to waste his time.
   But I was there for 8 days , and bh had no issues.
  Not vaccinated, just a pcr test upon entry.(  They glance at it for 5 seconds.)
 One is supposed to Quarantine and take a test on day 8.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #730 on: October 05, 2021, 11:04:07 AM »
  Didn't bother asking the border patrol agent yesterday when heading back home if in fact any one can enter Canada, he was to serious for me.
 He didn't spend a second more then 45 seconds from when I pulled up to his window until I left, so didn't want to waste his time.
   But I was there for 8 days , and bh had no issues.
  Not vaccinated, just a pcr test upon entry.(  They glance at it for 5 seconds.)
 One is supposed to Quarantine and take a test on day 8.

I take it the border patrol agent you're referring to was a US CBP agent?  Why would you ask a US agent about who can enter Canada?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #731 on: October 05, 2021, 03:17:11 PM »
I take it the border patrol agent you're referring to was a US CBP agent?  Why would you ask a US agent about who can enter Canada?
   I'm sure they know.

 A few feet away is the Canadian patrol agents.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #732 on: October 06, 2021, 11:58:51 AM »
Prime Minister Trudeau announced today: (that as of October 30 2021)
"The vaccination rule will apply to air passengers age 12 and older flying on domestic, transborder or international flights departing from airports in Canada"
Meaning that if you're unvaccinated and over 12 you CANNOT BOARD ANY PLANE IN CANADA

As with the rules for federal civil servants, full vaccination will mean receiving the second dose at least two weeks before travel, the government said.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-travellers-boarding-flights-at-canadian-airports-and-via-rail/
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #733 on: October 12, 2021, 10:38:44 PM »
The U.S. side of the Canadian border will open to vaccinated Canadians starting in early November, the Biden administration told senior members of Congress on Tuesday, signaling the end of a 19-month pandemic-prompted shutdown that separated families and shook U.S. businesses that counted on customers from north of the border.

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced the coming reopening.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, members of our shared cross-border community have felt the pain and economic hardship of the land border closures," said Schumer, a New York Democrat. "That pain is about to end. Very soon, the link between New York and our northern neighbors will finally be re-established, reuniting families, bolstering businesses and ending a frustrating cycle of waiting for everyone involved.”

Rep. Brian Higgins, a Buffalo Democrat, said he received word of the pending reopening from Jeff Zients, the White House coronavirus response coordinator.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #734 on: October 13, 2021, 01:45:11 AM »
The U.S. side of the Canadian border will open to vaccinated Canadians starting in early November, the Biden administration told senior members of Congress on Tuesday, signaling the end of a 19-month pandemic-prompted shutdown that separated families and shook U.S. businesses that counted on customers from north of the border.

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced the coming reopening.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, members of our shared cross-border community have felt the pain and economic hardship of the land border closures," said Schumer, a New York Democrat. "That pain is about to end. Very soon, the link between New York and our northern neighbors will finally be re-established, reuniting families, bolstering businesses and ending a frustrating cycle of waiting for everyone involved.”

Rep. Brian Higgins, a Buffalo Democrat, said he received word of the pending reopening from Jeff Zients, the White House coronavirus response coordinator.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #736 on: October 13, 2021, 09:25:54 AM »
Prime Minister Trudeau announced today: (that as of October 30 2021)
"The vaccination rule will apply to air passengers age 12 and older flying on domestic, transborder or international flights departing from airports in Canada"
Meaning that if you're unvaccinated and over 12 you CANNOT BOARD ANY PLANE IN CANADA

As with the rules for federal civil servants, full vaccination will mean receiving the second dose at least two weeks before travel, the government said.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-travellers-boarding-flights-at-canadian-airports-and-via-rail/
So...if someone is in Israel - Covid recoveree and one shot and travels to Canada - they won't be able to get on a plane to leave Canada?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #737 on: October 13, 2021, 09:45:51 AM »
According to U.S. officials, Canadians crossing the border will be questioned about their vaccination status by border agents.

Proof of vaccination will only be required if a traveller is sent for secondary screening, the government officials said on the call.