Justin Trudea, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada took to twitter and tweeted in a thread of tweets information that the traveller must keep in their mind before travelling to Canada.
Trudeau in a series of tweets writes, "Update: If you’re flying back into Canada, you’ll need to show a negative PCR test result before you board the plane - and as of today, you’ll need to take another PCR test when you land. You’ll then have to wait at an approved hotel, at your own expense, for your test results."
Update: If you’re flying back into Canada, you’ll need to show a negative PCR test result before you board the plane - and as of today, you’ll need to take another PCR test when you land. You’ll then have to wait at an approved hotel, at your own expense, for your test results.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 22, 2021
PCR test here stands for Polymerase chain reaction test. It is used to detect the presence of an antigen, rather than the presence of the body's immune response, or antibodies.
Trudeau added, "If your results come back negative, you’ll be able to quarantine at home. This quarantine is mandatory and will be enforced. If your test results come back positive for COVID-19, you’ll be required to immediately quarantine in designated government facilities."
In another tweet, he carried forward the information, "If you’re returning through our land border, you’ll also need to take a PCR test when you arrive. This is on top of the negative test result you must show from the 72 hours before your arrival. Toward the end of your 14-day quarantine, you’ll be required to take another PCR test."
Trudeau concluded his tweet thread by mentioning that whether a person is returning to Canada by land or air, they will need to submit their travel details and contact information through the ArriveCan app before they arrive.
"You must also submit a suitable quarantine plan. For more on the measures now in place, click here: http://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid," he added.