Poll: Are Canada’s Increased Travel Restrictions the Correct Course?

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Canada is adding another layer onto its travel restrictions through a requirement that all travelers entering the country must present a negative COVID-19 test while maintaining a mandatory 14-day quarantine. 

The quarantine requirement has been in place since March 2020, and airlines have been undertaking their own testing trials to convince Canada’s government that robust testing could be used to replace the quarantine mandate. 

But beginning on Jan. 7, all air passengers over five years of age entering Canada must have a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours prior to a scheduled departure to Canada. 

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