World News – CA – Air Canada partners with shoppers to offer Covid PCR test


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Air Canada has partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart to offer flyers a pre-departure RT-PCR test that will determine if a person tests positive for COVID-19 – this will be used for international travel needed.

From December. 7, eligible Air Canada flyers can book and purchase a COVID-19 test at most Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.

« Many countries now require a COVID-19 negative test before departure. We are happy to make this process easier for our customers and to make their travel experience easier and safer by recommending the RT-PCR test at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Said Dr. . Air Canada’s chief medical officer, Jim Chung, in a statement.

“We believe testing is one of the keys to protecting employees and customers, and an important step in safely reopening travel around the world and easing travel restrictions by providing alternative testing solutions for risk management. ”

Ashesh Desai, executive vice president of pharmacy at Shoppers Drug Mart, said this was a convenient way to meet COVID-19 travel requirements.

« We are excited to partner with Air Canada to bring COVID-19 RT-PCR testing to travelers and help customers plan their travel safely and safely, » said Desai.

This test is available to passengers flying to a location that requires a COVID-19 negative test. These include Hawaii and the Caribbean countries of the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Antigua, Barbuda and St. Lucia.

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