IS FULLY VACCINATED
The border re-opening on both sides is a relief and positive step toward border community recovery and returning to normal. However, the need for a PCR test to enter Canada remains a barrier to the flow of traffic over the border, to re-uniting families and to business recovery. The cost of a PCR test can vary between $150 – $300 per person which means it could cost a family of 5 up to $1500 for weekend trip to visit family. The need for the test is not based in science and is an unnecessary cost that creates a clear inequity between families who can afford the cost and those who cannot. Fully vaccinated is fully vaccinated.
“The latest figures from the Public Health Agency of Canada show that of all COVID-19 tests completed at the border on vaccinated travellers between Aug. 9 and Oct. 21, only 0.18 per cent were positive.”