will open its doors to without requiring a Covid-19 test beginning on April 1, officials announced on Thursday.
Two years after the pandemic began, the decision is the most dramatic stephas taken yet, a report said.
Those who are only partiallyas well as children under the age of 5 will still have to show proof of an approved negative test administered by a lab.
Border agents will continue to hand randomtests to some . However, officials were optimistic when they welcomed and other into their country.
“We have it all: beautiful, breathtaking landscapes, internationally acclaimed festivals, premier national, and , diverse options from northern peaks to our downtown cores – and first and foremost, safety,” said Minister Randy Boissonnault, who joined public health officials in announcing the change. “The time has come to experience it for yourself.”
The ending of the measure will allow people to make spontaneousto again as long as they install the ArriveCAN app. The government uses the app to collect the information of incoming visitors.
and the United States jointly closed their border for nonessential last March 22, 2020, and began the process of reopening their border last August.
However,to remained a challenge for into . The country demanded proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of their arrival until February 28, when the requirement was relaxed to allow the option to show proof of a lab-administered antigen test.
This story originally appeared on The Buffalo News.
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