There‘s some good news for travellers looking to navigate through the travel mess caused by Omicron and travel to Canada, with the North American country announcing that it would be easing travel restrictions ever so slightly.
Canada will be temporarily axing the third country COVID-19 testing rule for those leaving South Africa. This comes after heavy criticism following the rejection of South Africa‘s COVID tests with the Canadian government re-examining the rule and stating that travellers can now use a test from an accredited laboratory within the country if it is done no longer than 48 hours before departure, reports EWN.
The new rule will take effect from December 14 until January 7 and applies to all airlines.
Along with countless other countries, Canada joined the likes of the United Kingdom and France, who shut its borders to anyone who had recently visited southern Africa, other than its citizens and residents.
While Canada eases its PCR testing rule, Qatar has once again resumed flights from South Africa. According to Business Insider, the airline is set to fly its first planeload of travellers from South Africa on December 12 after a two-week ban.