Pearson Airport in Mississauga set to change COVID testing policy

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Published June 10, 2022 at 3:21 pm

Fully vaccinated travelers passing through Mississauga’s Pearson Airport will no longer be subject to random COVID testing.

The Federal government is set to implement the plan as early as tomorrow (June 11) which will see only those who are unvaccinated being made to take the test when they arrive in the country. Eventually the plan calls for the unvaccinated to be tested off-site.

The change should come as welcome relief to both travelers and airport officials who say the tests have led to long line-ups for disembarking passengers and even flight delays and cancellations.

However, the shift in policy may only be temporary as the government says it will re-evaluate at the end of June to see if the plan should be made permanent.

Federal officials have insisted on the strict policies surrounding COVID-19 since the height of the pandemic, especially during the Omicron wave.

Airport officials also welcome the news that testing will be held off-site which should allow passengers to more easily pass through customs and inspection stations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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