The Canadian government has announced that I need a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding my return flight to Canada. Where can I get that test? Will my policy cover the cost?
On December 31, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that all passengers five years of age or older are required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling by air from another country to Canada.
In the announcement, they indicated that documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. As the situation continues to evolve please refer to the most up-to-date information and details at travel.gc.ca. This site also provides a list of locations abroad where you can get the required test.
Unless these tests are associated with a medical emergency that is covered under your policy, your insurance is not likely to cover this expense.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES – These requirements are changing regularly. For up-to-date information on these requirements, monitor travel.gc.ca