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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?

posted on 1:06 PM, August 11, 2021

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

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