A Canadian blogger says he has gotten several COVID-19 tests for free at a U.S. pharmacy. They aren't the PCR test but are accepted by border officials, he says.
As many call on the Canadian government to lift its costly COVID-19 testing requirement, a Canadian travel blogger says he has found a way to get the tests for free.
Currently, Canada requires a negative molecular test – often in the form of a PCR test, which can cost $200.
Andrew D’Amours, who runs Flytrippers.com, says he has gone to the U.S. three times this year, including this past weekend, and each time came back to Canada without the added expense. D’Amours says he has been getting the molecular Rapid Diagnostic Test (ID NOW), and has received his results back in about an hour.