Negative Test Results Required for Air Travelers to the US

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Starting from January 26, 2021, all air passengers to the United States, 2 years of age or older, including those in transit, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to their departure for the US.

American authorities will accept both antigen and molecular tests. However, Canada doesn’t accept antigen tests. Therefore, a molecular test is recommended.

If you reside in Alberta, visit this link to check out eligibility and book a test online: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17058.aspx

The special entry requirements are implemented by the American authorities and may change at any time, so for the latest information please visit: Travel advice and advisories for United States

Word of the Day:

In transit: passing through (the US) with another country being your destination, e.g. Mexico.