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Travelers to Canada face gauntlet of COVID-19 test requirements

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(Undated) -- If you plan on driving across the border into Canada, you will be required to show a recent negative COVID test, under new pandemic regulations by Minnesota's northern neighbor. As of February 22nd, those flying into Canada will be required to have a COVID test when they arrive and wait up to three days in a hotel before continuing their travel, plus have another COVID test after a 14-day quarantine. Anyone entering Canada must quarantine for 14 days, with the exception of truck drivers, emergency responders, and other essential workers. Minnesota eighth District Congressman Pete Stauber says the regulations are hurting businesses and others on both sides of the border and he's disappointed in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Biden for the continued closure.