U.S.-bound air passengers will need to show proof of negative COVID-19 test News Staff

Canadians looking to head south of the border will soon need to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they can board a flight to the United States.

Air Canada says as of Jan. 26, all customers aged two or older arriving in the U.S. will be required to show a negative test or proof of recovery from the virus.

The airline also says in a post on Twitter that passengers will need to complete an attestation form prior to boarding their flight.

The new rules are part of a sweeping executive order signed by U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday that seeks to slow the spread of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Canadian travellers arriving in the U.S. will also be required to follow other guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including a self-quarantine upon entry.

The travel-specific order also outlines new mask requirements in U.S. airports and on airplanes.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 22, 2021.

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