Ontario Launches Innovative Testing Program at Pearson Airport

Published on January 06, 2021

The government, in partnership with the greater Toronto Airports Authority, has launched a new innovative, voluntary and free border testing pilot program at Toronto Pearson International Airport effective January 6, 2021.

Eligible international travellers arriving in Ontario and staying in the province for at least 14 days can receive a free and voluntary COVID-19 test. This new pilot program will help quickly identify new cases and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Inbound international travellers can register to participate in the program at torontopearson.com/testing. Registration can be done in advance of arrival at the airport or upon arrival at Toronto Pearson airport.

This program is in addition to the new Government of Canada pre-departure requirement for travellers bound to Canada to demonstrate proof of negative COVID-19 results from a test taken within three days prior to departure. The province continues to work with the federal government to explore the next stage of the pilot, including a proposed modified quarantine period for participants who test negative.

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly advises that travel out of the province should be limited to essential purposes only.

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