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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #220 on: February 12, 2021, 01:33:40 PM »
So that means land border entrants take a total of 3 tests ?
1. 72 hours before arrival
2. Upon arrival
3. after 14 days

??

And also any clarity on age?

no longer a question. 100% confirmed by Bill Blair
3 tests required

He also says everyone MUST use the arrive can app, I wonder what that means for ppl with no smartphones or internet
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #221 on: February 12, 2021, 01:35:44 PM »
Also in that CBC article, a number of changes at land borders. Interesting that they'll also accept a positive test from 14-90 days prior to arrival.
Posted this on DD on Tuesday. Applies by land or air.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #222 on: February 12, 2021, 01:36:56 PM »
So that means land border entrants take a total of 3 tests ?
1. 72 hours before arrival
2. Upon arrival
3. after 14 days

??
Seems that way. I think we'd be better off if our PM would put some brains and money towards not being 46th in the world in terms of vaccination as opposed to figuring out how many times we can possibly test travelers (who account for 1.5% of all COVID cases). It seems like 90% of his COVID response is focused on 1.5% of the cases, though I suppose one could argue that these tougher restrictions prevent a much greater number of cases. Regardless, he should get his act together with vaccines too.

And also any clarity on age?
I thought I saw 5 and up on the government's page a few days ago but I could be mistaken.

Posted this on DD on Tuesday. Applies by land or air.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #223 on: February 12, 2021, 01:39:35 PM »
What happens to somebody who tests positive at a land border? Presumably they'd be home/otw by the time the border test has results.

Previously land borders allowed positive Canadians into home isolation.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #224 on: February 12, 2021, 01:40:12 PM »
Basically:

95% of people entering our land borders will be EXEMPT from providing any sort of #COVID19 test result, and will be EXEMPT from any quarantine or isolation measures

The remaining 5% will have to:
1. Provide a negative test result samples within 72 hours of arrival
2. A 2nd test to be taken at the point of entry
3. A 3rd test to be taken at the end of the 14 day quarantine

How does that make sense?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #225 on: February 12, 2021, 01:41:18 PM »
95% of people entering our land borders will be EXEMPT from providing any sort of #COVID19 test result, and will be EXEMPT from any quarantine or isolation measures
What?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #226 on: February 12, 2021, 01:42:21 PM »
What?
Yup, both Trudeau and Bill Blair both said that 95% of traffic is essential and are exempt
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #228 on: February 12, 2021, 01:43:39 PM »
What?
Yes, think truck drivers. They constitute the vast majority of people crossing these days.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #229 on: February 12, 2021, 01:44:22 PM »
Yes, think truck drivers. They constitute the vast majority of people crossing these days.
Maybe that's why cases went up  ;)
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #230 on: February 12, 2021, 01:46:21 PM »
Yes, think truck drivers. They constitute the vast majority of people crossing these days.
They should get them all vaccinated at least.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #231 on: February 12, 2021, 01:49:27 PM »
They should get them all vaccinated at least.
With Trudeau's imaginary vaccines?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #232 on: February 12, 2021, 01:50:39 PM »
02/12/2021 I predict coming next: Many land borders will be closed for non-commercial travelers, travelers will be concentrated at a few major border crossings, with possible hotel set ups
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #233 on: February 12, 2021, 02:02:28 PM »
In other news word is that the quebec health system is no longer giving you test results only verbally telling you yay/nay so that you cannot use their tests for travel
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #234 on: February 12, 2021, 02:03:27 PM »
In other news word is that the quebec health system is no longer giving you test results only verbally telling you yay/nay so that you cannot use their tests for travel
In Ontario public health facilities don't allow testing for travel
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #236 on: February 12, 2021, 02:12:24 PM »
In Ontario public health facilities don't allow testing for travel
So people just go and say "I have a headache" or "I was exposed to someone who had COVID" and get a test. That's what Quebec is trying to prevent.


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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #238 on: February 12, 2021, 02:17:05 PM »
So people just go and say "I have a headache" or "I was exposed to someone who had COVID" and get a test. That's what Quebec is trying to prevent.
I understand, I'm pointing out the sentiment is shared.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #239 on: February 12, 2021, 02:21:00 PM »
For those mocking Canada: Ontario is down to under 1000/cases day (14m residents), which is much lower than anywhere in the US, and INNM Europe as well.

Schools in most of ON reopened Feb 8 and will open Feb 16 in Toronto.

80%+ of the population supports most of these government restrictions.

Yes, Canada failed miserably on vaccines, but strict border measures are very reasonable to prevent it from coming back into the community and allowing schools and businesses to stay open. It is in the best interest of the vast majority of the population other than a few travelers.
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