Federal COVID-19 Update: New Measures for Travellers – December 30, 2020

COVID-19: Canada Responds

Federal COVID-19 Update: New Measures for Travellers – December 30, 2020

In Ottawa, Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, and Major-General Dany Fortin (vice-president of logistics and operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada and head of the country’s vaccine distribution efforts), join federal ministers Dominic LeBlanc (intergovernmental affairs), Patty Hajdu (health) and Bill Blair (public safety and emergency preparedness) to provide an update on the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.

The ministers announce that the federal government will soon require travellers arriving in Canada by air to have obtained a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours. The new testing requirement will be in addition to the mandatory 14-day quarantine that is already in place.