Pilot project will see U.S. travellers at border given rapid COVID-19 test

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Hours after the Alberta government announced a pilot project that would allow international travelers to take a rapid COVID-19 test in lieu of undergoing a two-week quarantine period when they arrive at the border or the airport, Premier Doug Ford told reporters he would be interested in implementing something similar here.

But the Premier says he wants to wait and see how it goes first.

He notes Pearson Airport is much different than the airport in Calgary which doesn't get as much volume or diversification from around the world.

The pilot project was developed in partnership with the federal government and Canada’s travel industry and is set to begin in November at both Calgary International Airport and the Coutts border crossing.