New Zealand, Canada add pre-flight COVID testing to quarantine

Airlines have been lobbying for a COVID testing regime and those flying to New Zealand and Canada will soon have one — but not in the way the industry expected.

Airline lobby groups such as the International Air Transport Association have been calling for a global testing regime to replace mandatory quarantine in a bid to boost international flying.

But as airlines continue to carry passengers infected with COVID and new variants emerge, Canada and New Zealand are requiring travelers coming from abroad to take a pre-flight test in addition to mandatory 14-day quarantine periods.

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Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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