Air Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart Collaborate for Pre-flight COVID-19 Testing

Michelle Mak Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

Air Canada has announced a collaboration with Shoppers Drug Mart to provide travellers with pre-flight COVID-19 RT-PCR testing. This will begin on December 7, those who are flying with Air Canada in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia will be able to book a COVID-19 test at participating Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Results will typically be available within 24-48 hours!

But, the test will only be available for customers who are flying to a destination that requires a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test. Some examples of these places are Hawaii, Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. In order to be tested, you must have an upcoming flight and not have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Also, you can not have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, had the virus yourself within the last 30 days, or been in contact with someone else who has the virus in the last 14 days.

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