COVID-19 Requirements Are Easing At The U.S./Canadian Border

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NIAGARA FALLS – COVID-19 requirements are easing for those traveling across the U.S./Canadian border.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the news following a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week.

Schumer says the northern nation is removing the testing requirement for Canadians who spend less than 72 hours in the U.S.

Additionally, the nation is also working on easing the testing requirement for vaccinated Americans traveling to Canada.

“It hurts both our great nations’ economies when fully-vaccinated individuals face costly and cumbersome hurdles,” said Senator Schumer in a statement. “Following my letter with fellow senators and direct conversation with Prime Minister Trudeau, I am pleased Canada is taking action to improve the border testing policy— in a safe way based on science, data and common sense — to allow for safe and more steady border travel by fully vaccinated travelers just in time for the holidays.”

The burdensome testing, Schumer says, is expensive with individual tests costing between $100 to $300.

In addition, Schumer explains that these tests are often not easily accessible, with some having to drive hours out of their way to get an accepted test just to travel.


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