Canadian testing requirement to be eased

A contentious requirement for vaccinated Canadian citizens to provide a negative COVID-19 test result upon re-entering their country is expected to be eased. Currently, those hoping to enter Canada must provide proof of a negative molecular PCR test taken within 72 hours of their arrival at the border. According to the Canada Border Services Agency, that requirement will be dropped for Canadians returning from the U.S. for any trip less than 72 hours. The testing requirement frustrated many on the other side of the border, including Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, who took issue with the added cost and burden the tests placed on citizens who were already vaccinated for COVID-19. The changes to the testing requirement are expected to be formally announced later Friday.