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Must travel by air to Canada on short notice. I read "Rapid antigen tests aren't accepted." and think only that is done at Walmart. My question is where can one get tested? How long does it take to get results. I leave Tuesday 7Dec for PV then fly to Canada on 8th Dec. Also any idea how much the test costs.

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14 minutes ago, canmex said:

Must travel by air to Canada on short notice. I read "Rapid antigen tests aren't accepted." and think only that is done at Walmart. My question is where can one get tested? How long does it take to get results. I leave Tuesday 7Dec for PV then fly to Canada on 8th Dec. Also any idea how much the test costs.

Thanks in advance

You need a PCR test.  It will take 24 hours to process. Maybe others will chime in with recent test locations. Also available at airport parking garage but go 40 hours before your flight

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28 minutes ago, canmex said:

Must travel by air to Canada on short notice. I read "Rapid antigen tests aren't accepted." ........

Canada has announced new stricter requirements for anyone, including Canadians (who have more rights in this area than others) as of today. Up until today, there was a gov't form you filled in on line prior to flying... but even that is now different. Check with your airline ASAP, plus find a way to follow Canadian news as it's still in rapid state of flux. Omicron is the reason.

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1 hour ago, Natasha said:

REALLY hoping you were vacc'd with "acceptable" brand.....    Canada does not accept Sinovac or Cansino .... in which case that will open another whole world of hurt. Good luck with all.

That changed yesterday for Sinovac which is now OK, but Cansino still not accepted. https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada

Starting November 30 2021, the following COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted by the Government of Canada for travel:

  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
  • Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells)
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)

Vaccines not currently accepted

  • Cansino (Convidecia, Ad5-nCoV)
  • Gamaleya (Sputnik V, Gam-Covid-Vac)
  • Vector Institute (EpiVacCorona)
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4 hours ago, Natasha said:

REALLY hoping you were vacc'd with "acceptable" brand.....    Canada does not accept Sinovac or Cansino .... in which case that will open another whole world of hurt. Good luck with all.

You are behind the times.  Canada does now accept Sinovac and Cansino vaccines.  I know because I plan on going to Canada next year.

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2 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

Vaccines not currently accepted

  • Cansino (Convidecia, Ad5-nCoV)
  • Gamaleya (Sputnik V, Gam-Covid-Vac)
  • Vector Institute (EpiVacCorona)

 

3 minutes ago, EldonNova said:

Canada does now accept Sinovac and Cansino vaccines. 

The info I posted is from this website as of today, https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada

Vaccines not currently accepted

  • Cansino (Convidecia, Ad5-nCoV)
  • Gamaleya (Sputnik V, Gam-Covid-Vac)
  • Vector Institute (EpiVacCorona)

 

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3 hours ago, EldonNova said:

You are behind the times.  Canada does now accept Sinovac and Cansino vaccines. 

So shoot me for a new reg. starting NOV 30. That means if I were dumb enough to travel now I could also go.  But no, Cansino is STILL not included.

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15 hours ago, timjwilson said:

Sinovac was actually allowed by Canada Nov 20th, not that it makes any difference.

Starting November 30 2021, the following COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted by the Government of Canada for travel:

  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
  • Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells)
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)

Taken from official Canadian gov't website as per Bisbee Gal:

 https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada

 

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5 hours ago, Oatsie said:

Yes...  But I'm changing planes in DFW.

If you are flying on to Canada, that's immaterial. You need the PCR test, and that will also be accepted in the US. It isn't that the US requires the antigen test as opposed to the PCR, it's that you don't need a PCR if you are only flying to the US.

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