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What’s on trend: Quarantine stays and on-site testing at hotels

No one could have predicted just a year ago that quarantine stays would be trending in 2021.
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Will insurance companies cover the cost of PCR tests?

The travel industry is still reeling from the news that all travellers must now show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to boarding their flight to Canada, a new requirement announced by the federal government in the last days of December, with only a week’s notice.
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PCR testing now at select Cuba resorts, says Gomez

In response to the Canadian government’s new PCR testing requirement, Cuba has announced new PCR testing capabilities at resorts in several top travel destinations.
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ACV responds to Canada’s new COVID test rule

Like all major tour operators, Air Canada Vacations was left scrambling to accommodate travellers after the federal government announced its new COVID-19 testing requirement for all incoming passengers.
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Feds announce Jan. 7 as date for new pre-arrival COVID testing rule

Anyone arriving in Canada starting Jan. 7 will need to have a negative COVID-19 test before boarding and may have to quarantine in a federal facility if they have inadequate isolation plans, the federal government says.
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“I’m not waiting for the fed. govt. anymore”: Ford says he’ll bring testing to Pearson

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he’s tired of waiting for the federal government to implement COVID-19 testing on arriving passengers at Pearson Airport, and says he’s prepared to go it alone with bringing testing to Canada’s largest airport, with or without the federal government’s help.
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Will rapid testing get air travel going again? Here’s a Q&A

FRANKFURT — What will it take to get people flying again? International air traffic is down 92% this year as travellers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quarantine rules make planning difficult. One thing airlines believe could help is to have rapid virus tests of all passengers before departure.
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Air Canada close to finalizing order for COVID-19 rapid testing kits

Air Canada is one step closer to launching rapid testing of COVID-19 as part of its ongoing evaluation of testing technology and protocols.
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Lufthansa Group: 150,000 COVID tests at FRA this summer

Earlier this month, when Air Canada and WestJet announced new COVID-19 testing at Pearson Airport and Vancouver Airport respectively, they were in good company.
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Air Canada, GTAA launching new voluntary COVID-19 testing at YYZ

Starting today, Sept. 3, international Air Canada travellers arriving at Toronto-Pearson Terminal 1 can take part in Air Canada’s new voluntary COVID-19 testing initiative.
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What’s on trend: Quarantine stays and on-site testing at hotels
What’s on trend: Quarantine stays and on-site testing at hotels
No one could have predicted just a year ago that quarantine stays would be trending in 2021.
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