December 10, 2023

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Random testing and ArriveCAN will end on September 30

Random testing and ArriveCAN will end on September 30

The ArriveCAN app and random COVID-19 checks at borders for passengers may be removed on September 30, but face masks will be mandatory to board planes and trains.

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This is what central government sources suggested to TVA Nouvelles on Tuesday. It is noted that no result is final as the state of infection may evolve.

Since these measures technically expire on September 30, Ottawa should let them die a graceful death.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has a daily goal of testing the nearly 5,000 Canadians returning to the country each day, with the goal of tracking the rate of entry and the emergence of new strains of the virus.

The QMI agency announced last August that travelers selected for testing received their results more than ten days after returning home, which is longer than the quarantine period provided for a positive result.

This summer there were many voices against the continued use of the ArriveCAN application, which requires travelers to record certain information about their vaccination status and their health before arriving at Canadian customs.

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