I’m a Canadian. Canada can’t deny me entry, right? Answering your questions on U.S. border travel
|Toronto Star 14 Oct 2021 at 10:09|
Some things we’ve learned since the start of the pandemic: travel rules and restrictions are fluid and can change on a dime. Those same regulations are often difficult to understand, and come with caveats, fine print — and if misunderstood, could lead to hefty fines.
If you’re during the fourth wave, you likely have questions you haven’t been able to easily find answers to.
From testing to land border reopening, we answer your pressing #PandemicTravel questions.
My trip to the U.S. is shorter than 72 hours. Can the COVID-19 test I take in Canada be used to also get me back in the country?
Yes. If your trip is less than 72 hours, Canadian citizens, people registered under the Indian Act , permanent residents and protected persons (defined by the government as a person who faces persecution in the country they originated for a number of reasons including race or religion) are allowed to do their pre-entry molecular test before leaving Canada.
If the test is more than 72 hours old by the time you re-enter Canada, you’ll have to get a new molecular test in the U.S.