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Ottawa under fire for changes to COVID-19 border rules

CA, 21 Nov 2021
The federal government says American visitors will still need a PCR test and there’s a new mandate for truckers, considered essential workers, who go back and forth over the border.

They’ll have to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Fully vaccinated Canadians returning from trips longer than 72 hours will still be required to show proof of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon return.

“With more Canadians getting vaccinated every day, we can move forward, though cautiously, towards a more open border, economy and society,” said Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos during a press conference Friday.

As David Akin reports, this patchwork of rules has irked the travel industry.

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