At the moment, only a select few big pharmacies and businesses in Canada are giving PCR tests in preparation for international travel.
Shoppers Drug Mart, Switch Health, and Ichor Blood Services all have sites in a variety of cities and towns around the United States.
It is important to keep in mind that many neighborhood clinics and laboratories provide both on-site testing and COVID tests that may be mailed in for convenience when traveling.
Do you need a PCR test to enter Canada?
In order to enter Canada, you will need to either undergo a PCR (molecular) test or a fast antigen test.
Within three days of entering the nation, visitors are required to undergo PCR testing.
The only way for rapid antigen testing to be considered acceptable for foreign travel is if they are administered or seen by a trained medical practitioner and completed within 24 hours of entering Canada.
How do I book A PCR test?
In most cases, you may schedule a PCR test over the phone or online on the website of the testing service.
In certain pharmacies, such as Shoppers Drug Mart, clinics, and pop-up COVID testing centers, you may be able to stroll in and get tested without making an appointment.
However, in order to prevent having to wait for a significant amount of time, it is best to schedule an appointment.