February 9th, local time, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau announced in a routine speech that Canada will require people entering the Canadian-United States land border to provide proof that the nucleic acid test results for COVID-19 is negative from February 15.
“Starving on February 15, when someone returns to Canada by land, they should show a nucleic acid test certificate within 72 hours as if they entered from an airport,” he said.
Trudeau also said that although Canadian government departments cannot prohibit Canadian citizens from entering the country, those who cannot show the relevant certificates will face a fine of up to 3,000 Canadian dollars.
Canada recently announced that it would strengthen COVID-19 testing for inbound personnel, requiring people who entered by plane to provide proof that the nucleic acid test results were negative within 72 hours; later upgraded to be tested again when entering the country even if they provided proof of negative results; waiting for the test results of the third Within days, the inbound personnel must accept mandatory quarantine and pay about 2,000 Canadian dollars for the related expenses themselves.
However, the specific time for the implementation of these measures has not yet been determined.
Before that, the Canadian media criticized the immigration and exit management of the Canadian-United States land border for being too loose and there were many loopholes.
According to official Canadian statistics, from March 31, 2020 to January 24, 2021, nearly 8.7 million people entered Canada, of whom 74% did not have a 14-day quarantine.
This proportion is as high as 92% of those who enter by land, the vast majority of whom are truck drivers responsible for logistics transportation between Canada and the United States.