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Our northern  cousin have been smug for many months about the "mess" that is happening in the USA..now its time to sit back  and see how they unravel  this "mess"

Risking their lives and others for that "cheap" trip to Mexico wont be cheap anymore for those cheapskates

You understand so little about the relationships between and among the various governments in the US and their powers. It would benefit you, if you desire to post accurate information, to study the US

It's even worse considering all of the Canadian visitors currently all over Mexico. Will there be a mad dash to return by Saturday evening or will they stay until this order is lifted?

Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights south - ABC News (go.com)

Starting next week all International flights from Mexico and the Caribbean must land at Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal or Calgary. Each person returning from non-essential travel will be tested. Arriving passengers must quarantine in a supervised hotel for 3 days awaiting test results at their expense. The cost is $2000 to be paid in advance. It covers testing and all the precautions hotels need to make to protect staff. If negative results in say 2 days, people may go home and quarantine there for remainder of 14 days. Anyone with a positive test must quarantine at a designated government facility.

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9 minutes ago, John Shrall said:

Will there be a mad dash to return by Saturday evening or will they stay until this order is lifted?

They are making allowances for returns to Canada to continue after this Sunday but probably not for very long.      To be announced.   Might be a mad dash for tomorrow though, to avoid the quarantine hotel part of the requirement......

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The article says that the date the PCR test on arrival and forced internment if a positive result is returned is to be announced opening a window for a less costly return. This reminds me of March 18 2020 or thereabouts where all flights from Mexico to Canada ceased. There was a mass exodus at that time.

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46 minutes ago, Whipstock said:

A very good point that the CDN government seems to have missed. Why  did they not give a week's notice?

They're not going to believe a test not administered in Canada. For your, roughly they estimate, $2000 Cdn you will stay in an approved hotel, get food, a PCR test and stringent security. If you test negative you will be allowed to quarantine at home under strict observation. If not, you will quarantine in an approved government facility. Better stay in Mexico.

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Tam, Canada’s top health official, said that security contractors will be going door-to-door to check on returnees who are isolating at home.

The move to require a hotel stay upon return would discourage vacations as people would not want to have to quarantine at a hotel at their own expense upon return.

“It’s excellent. It’s a shame it’s this late. This is something they could have done ages ago,” said Dr. Andrew Morris, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Toronto and the medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Sinai-University Health Network."

 
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Unless/until the US bans flights to/from Mexico, couldn't Canadians fly from MEX to the US, then to Canada? 

Yes they'd have to get a PCR test, 72 hours prior to departure on Canadian leg.  

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18 minutes ago, Bisbee Gal said:

Unless/until the US bans flights to/from Mexico, couldn't Canadians fly from MEX to the US, then to Canada? 

Yes they'd have to get a PCR test, 72 hours prior to departure on Canadian leg.  

Of course you are right. It would cost a little more but very easy to do.  

 

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25 minutes ago, pappysmarket said:

They're not going to believe a test not administered in Canada. For your, roughly they estimate, $2000 Cdn you will stay in an approved hotel, get food, a PCR test and stringent security. If you test negative you will be allowed to quarantine at home under strict observation. If not, you will quarantine in an approved government facility. Better stay in Mexico.

 

 

From the ABC article:

"Trudeau said in addition to the pre-boarding test Canada already requires, the government will be introducing mandatory PCR testing at the airport for people returning to Canada."

I understand that as they accept (believe), a test administered outside of Canada to let you fly in.

The second PCR would be confirmation, would it not?

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2 minutes ago, Mostlylost said:

Of course you are right. It would cost a little more but very easy to do.  

 

I believe that would still be an international flight. They seem to have banned Canadian air carriers from Mexico and the Caribbean.

 

",.........making it mandatory for travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada and suspending airline service to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until April 30."

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It would be more helpful if posters would read and re-read the news reports before rushing to see if they can be first to post on here with the news.

The news report states:  “All international flights will have to land in Vancouver Calgary Toronto or Montreal”.   OTTAWA is not mentioned.

 

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3 hours ago, Whipstock said:

A very good point that the CDN government seems to have missed. Why  did they not give a week's notice?

People have been having to get a test before flying to Canada, for the past several weeks.    So that req't is already known.

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1 minute ago, virgo lady said:

People have been having to get a test before flying to Canada, for the past several weeks.    So that req't is already known.

This NEW requirement came with Less than 72 hrs notice. 

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3 minutes ago, virgo lady said:

People have been having to get a test before flying to Canada, for the past several weeks.    So that req't is already known.

I think the problem is if a person had a flight booked after the  31st of January they would have to re-book in time to leave by the 31st. They would not have had enough time to get the test results before they board. 

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1 hour ago, Mostlylost said:

I think the problem is if a person had a flight booked after the  31st of January they would have to re-book in time to leave by the 31st. They would not have had enough time to get the test results before they board. 

What's the fastest turn-around time on PCR, here or Guadalajara?

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This taken from global news.ca (on line edition):

Prime MinisterTrudeau announced that Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing and Air Transat have all agreed to cancel air services to “all Caribbean destinations and Mexico,” starting Sunday. The cancellations will continue until April 30, Trudeau added.

They will be making arrangements with their customers who are currently on a trip in these regions to organize their return flights,” he said.

Trudeau also announced a new mandatory PCR testing requirement at airports for people returning to Canada. He said that while these travellers wait for this COVID-19 test result, they’ll be forced to quarantine for up to three days at a designated hotel – on their own dime.

Trudeau added that the cost for this is “expected to be more than $2,000.”

“Those with negative test results will then be able to quarantine at home under significantly increased surveillance and enforcement,” Trudeau said.

“Those with positive tests will be immediately required to quarantine in designated government facilities to make sure they’re not carrying variants of potential concern.”

Meanwhile, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday the federal government is turning to private security firms to help enforce the 14-day mandatory quarantine and conduct in-person compliance visits.
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They are doing PCR tests in the parking Garage at Guadalajara airport.. if you have a ticket you can go to the airport the day before your flight and get the test..  if you only need the antigen test you need an extra hour before your flight at the airport...

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So I wonder what happens for the east coasters, if you can only fly into Montreal and you test negative after 3 days, are you released from hotel quarantine to continue the rest of your  journey home and then continue to quarantine at home?  I’m thinking no but who knows, time will tell I guess.  I wouldn’t want to quarantine in a hotel for 2 weeks, you can’t even open a window in most places anymore.  It would be a rough 2 weeks if you can’t return to your home to complete quarantine.  It’s going to be a hard winter season for those here in Mexico that depend on tourism for income.  Here’s hoping all these worldwide  measures are successful and the cases start decreasing. 

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