Canada to provide Covid swab tests at US border

Montreal (AFP) – Canada will provide mandatory swab tests at over a hundred land crossings on its border with the US from Monday, Ottawa said, as concerns over the spread of new coronavirus variants grow.  “Travellers entering Canada at land borders, unless exempt, will be required to take a test using a self-swab kit,” a statement from Canada’s Public Health Agency said Saturday.  “This test can be taken either at the traveller’s quarantine location or at a border testing site.” The border is currently closed to all but essential travel, a policy which is due to last until 21 March after it w…

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