Canada updates COVID-19 test requirements for entry

Canada and the US share the longest undefended border in the world.

As of today February 28, 2022, the Canadian government has expanded the options for COVID-19 testing to enter Canada. Now, a PCR test or a Rapid Antigen test is acceptable for entry.

Canadian citizens or vaccinated foreign nationals are still required to show proof of a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to Canada or crossing the border via land or water.
All travelers 5 years of age or older must provide proof of one of the following accepted types of test results:

  1. Negative PCR molecular test collected within 72 hours of departure or border crossing.
  2. Starting February 28: proof of a professionally administered or observed antigen test taken outside of Canada no more than 1 day before your scheduled flight or entry to Canada by land or water. For example, a rapid antigen test performed any time the day prior to your departure or border crossing is considered valid.
  3. Previous positive molecular test result: provided you no longer have symptoms and show proof of a positive (PCR) molecular test taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before entering Canada. Counting starts the day after your test.

We are delighted to see global travel slowly returning as many countries around the world are starting to ease their entry restrictions. Since the start of the pandemic, TravelBug Health has provided over 1500 COVID-19 tests for travelers to Canada.
We do provide the rapid antigen test as well as the PCR test. Our lab is registered with the Canadian Border Security Agency and our tests meet all the government requirements. Testing is drive up and you don’t even have to get out of your car. We provide you with the result of your rapid antigen test within 30 minutes.
Give us a call at (480) 435-2774 and we’ll get you scheduled for an appointment. Enjoy our sunny Arizona weather if you’re here. If you’re still in Canada, we hope the spring thaw is not too far away.

– The Team at TravelBug Health