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Air Canada introduces COVID self-testing option for customers

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Air Canada has announced it will make a new COVID-19 testing option available for its customers, which will allow them to test themselves before coming into the country. Ted Chernecki has the details – Oct 25, 2021

Air Canada is launching a new self-testing program aimed at making it easier for customers to travel.

Passengers of the airline have the option of buying self-administered COVID-19 tests and testing themselves while abroad before they board their flight back to Canada.

The passenger can self-test using kits from Canadian company Switch Health.

Its Telehealth platform then oversees the testing process and passengers can get an electronic report in less than 45 minutes.

Services from Switch Health are available in more than 200 languages.

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Air Canada says this test will meet Government of Canada testing entry requirements without the need to visit a foreign COVID-19 testing clinic.

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Currently, customers flying to Canada are required to present a negative molecular test taken within 72 hours of their flight.

Limited quantities of the Switch Health RT-LAMP Test Kit will be available to Aeroplan Members first, Air Canada said in a release.

Customers can visit aircanada.com/switchhealth for all the details or order a test kit at switchhealth.ca/aeroplan.

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