Short jaunts to America won’t require a PCR test for returning Canadians: Reports

Reports Ottawa will do away with PRC test requirement

A short trip across the border to the United States is going to be easier and cheaper.

There are reports the federal government is going to lift the COVID-19 PCR test requirement for travellers who have been out of the country for less than 72 hours and are fully vaccinated.

The government has faced a fury of anger from politicians, business leaders and the tourism sector on both sides of the border, who have been demanding Ottawa make a change.

A PCR test can cost as much as $300.

Both the CBC and La Presse, report the federal government will unveil details about the change on Friday. The amended rules are set to come into effect at the end of the month.

Canadians travelling by land to America do not face the same testing requirements.