Random COVID testing of passengers returns to Pearson Airport in Mississauga

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July 14, 2022 at 10:30 am

Mandatory random testing of travellers arriving at Pearson Airport in Mississauga will begin again as fears of rising COVID cases return.

The Federal Government made the announcement today (July 14) just a month after it paused the practice at major airports across the country for those entering Canada. The pause was part of its strategy to transition to testing incoming travellers outside of airports.

The government now says testing will resume as of July 19 for fully vaccinated travellers arriving at the Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Pearson airports.

It says all testing will be completed outside of airports for unvaccinated people as well as those who are fully or partially vaccinated.

The testing will be completed either at an in-person appointment at select testing locations or via a virtual appointment for a swab test.

Travellers who are not fully vaccinated must test on both the first and eighth days of their mandatory 14-day quarantine, unless exempt.

– with files from The Canadian Press

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