LETTER: Minister of Health should re-examine mandatory PCR testing upon entry to Canada

The Canadian government currently requires travellers re-entering Canada to provide a negative molecular (PCR) COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours upon entry, regardless of their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated Canadians are not allowed to provide a rapid test when returning to Canada. A PCR test can cost one person up to $300 and can take 24-48 hours to receive results, while a rapid antigen test can cost less than $50 and produce results in minutes.