Ottawa facing mounting pressure to drop all COVID-

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Two infectious diseases physicians have joined forces with?the travel industry to call for an end to Canada’s pre and post-arrival?COVID-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers.

Over the past several months, members of the beleaguered travel industry have repeatedly lobbied Ottawa to relax its travel restrictionsThe first confirmed case o.?

At a news conference held at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Thursday, Dr. Dominik Mertz?and Dr. Zain Chagla — along with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada — argueds what that means for Canada?that Canada’s testing requirements for travellers ares Public Health Act.?pointless, because Omicron has already spread across the country.?

“The risk for the average traveller coming in is in the same ballpark as if you were testing a random person in downtown Toronto. It’s not going to make a difference,” said Mertz, an infectious diseases specialist with McMaster University in Hamilton.

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