Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today called for both the United States and Canada to drop all COVID-19 restrictions on Northern Border travel following Canada’s announcement of revised testing requirements.
“I’m calling on both Canada and the United States to release a plan to drop all COVID-19 requirements, so our cross-border travel can resume and our North Country communities can be restored. While Canada is easing some testing requirements, our North Country communities have suffered from Northern Border travel restrictions for too long. It’s time to resume pre-pandemic life, and Northern Border travel is crucial for North Country families, small businesses, and tourism.”
Effective February 28, 2022, travelers entering Canada will be allowed to use a negative antigen test result within 24 hours of border arrival instead of the currently required PCR test within 72 hours of border arrival. The antigen test must be administered by a laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service.