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CAC Praises Government End of Pre-Entry COVID Testing

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) this week voiced support for the Canadian government’s announced plan to end pre-entry COVID-19 testing for all fully vaccinated travelers to the country, beginning April 1.

“The federal government’s decision to remove the pre-entry test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers is great news for Canadians,” said RJ Steenstra, chair of the CAC Canadian Policy Council and president and CEO of the Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM). Our tourism and travel industry have been calling for its elimination, which will aid in recovery of our sector.”

Steenstra said the move brings Canada in line with many other countries, including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Switzerland and Ireland, and will enable allows individuals and businesses to begin to plan their summer and fall travel.

He added, “The elimination of the testing requirement for fully vaccinated travelers will remove a major deterrent to travel and help to rebuild Canada’s C$102 billion (U.S.$81 billion) tourism and travel sector, and restore jobs.”