March 4, 2021



Ontario Ends Free COVID Tests For International Travelers – Travel Off Path

The announcement strongly hinted that testing for international travel is not being considered a priority, with the press release emphasizing that “The best way to stop COVID-19 is to limit close contacts to the people you live with. As such, travel is not recommended, and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others ”.

Explaining the decision, Christine Elliott, Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, said that “As the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed, we have continued to adapt our approach to testing and the services we have made available,” adding that free tests would still be made available to anyone who needed them.