26 Week Pilot Of Covid Testing at Calgary Airport

by Little Guy, Saturday, October 24, 2020, 11:50 (33 days ago) @ cd69
edited by Little Guy, Saturday, October 24, 2020, 15:02

Some more information is coming available. I’m not as excited as I was.

Starting on November 2, Alberta residents and eligible international travellers arriving on a non-stop flight into Calgary can take >a rapid test for COVID-19 and possibly reduce their mandatory quarantine to as little as 2 days with a negative test. This >includes guests who are connecting to airports within Alberta and essential foreign travellers staying within the province for at >least 14 days after arrival.

The Government of Alberta and Government of Canada have agreed on a 26-week pilot project that will make YYC the >exclusive airport for Canada’s first quarantine reduction project that will allow testing to take place on arrival from all >international destinations, to reduce quarantine to as little as 2 days from 14 days.

**This pilot project may be restricted or broadened at any point as the Governments of Canada and Alberta evaluate through the trial.

https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/travel-info/rapid-testing

People who take the rapid test must remain in Alberta for test period, so effectively it is available to “Albertans” not “Canadians”.

At least from this information, it appears that there is no plan to introduce the program anywhere but Calgary. There is the possibility, “ as the Governments of Canada and Alberta evaluate through the trial.”

I don’t see this as a bad thing, but as a good thing... just not as good as I hoped yesterday that it would be.


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