David Thompson / Sunday, November 7, 2021 / Categories: Travel South Shore, Travel Ontario Bad News for Canadian wanting to go to the States for a weekend must provide a pre-arrival #COVID19 molecular test result when coming to Canada NORTHERN, ONTARIO ~~~ November 7, 2021 (LSNews) The Canadian Government is making it expensive to cross the border into the States for the day or weekend. The U.S. is set to reopen its land border to non-essential travelers, including from Canada, on Nov. 8 Travelers entering from Canada must be prepared to answer verbal prompts asking whether they are fully vaccinated and their reason for travelling to the U.S., and must provide evidence of their vaccination status if requested, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Entering Canada you need a PCR) test Canada is requiring a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of the border crossing to enter the country for all travellers five years of age or older. Other tests that will be accepted include a nucleic acid test (NAT), nucleic acid amplification test (NAATs) or reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP). These tests use methods such as a nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, nose swab, or saliva sample. The Cost will turn American away wanting to visit Canada for a day or a PCR test can cost between $150 and $300, in the States If you are a Canadian you can Get the PR test in Canada before you leave but it is only good for 72 hours The PCR test will discourage Canadians form going to the States for a Football or Hockey Game of just a family weekend of Shopping The cost to get a PCR Test in Thunder Bay is $199.00 We have been told it will be harm full for Tourism on Canadian wanting to go the States or American wanting to Come to Canada You must provide a pre-arrival #COVID19 molecular test result when coming to Canada, regardless of your citizenship and vaccination status. The results of the test are valid for 72 hours. For more information, visit: https://t.co/q2PyZPHuvz pic.twitter.com/4oaDzxpESn — Canada Border Services Agency (@CanBorder) November 5, 2021 The Canada Border Services Agency would like to remind travellers that border measures remain in place for travellers entering or returning to Canada and that they should get informed and understand their obligations as they make their travel plans. Travellers should check if they are eligible to enter Canada and meet all entry requirements before heading to the border. Canadian residents can check with their home province or territory about getting COVID-19 proof of vaccination to facilitate their return to Canada. Fully vaccinated travellers coming to Canada must complete the mandatory pre-arrival molecular COVID-19 test and submit their mandatory information including their digital proof of vaccination in English or French using the free ArriveCAN (App or website) within 72 hours before arriving in Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests,” are not accepted. Fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada continue to be subject to mandatory random testing on arrival. For short trips, that are less than 72 hours, Canadian citizens, people registered under the Indian Act, permanent residents and protected persons travelling to the United States are allowed to take their pre-arrival molecular test before they leave Canada. If the test is more than 72 hours old when they re-enter Canada, they will be required to get a new pre-arrival molecular test in the United States. Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Internation Falls,Cook County, Duluth, Minneapolis, Minnesota #LSN_Health #LSN_Econ #LSN_MNNews #LSN_CookCounty Below Please Rate and Share this story To help us learn what is important to you Previous Article Help Remove Gypsy Moth Egg Masses This Fall Next Article Hunters Are Reminded To Help Slow The Spread Of CWD Print Rate this article: No rating Tags: COVID PCR Test Crossing into Canada Please login or register to post comments.