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Testing positive weeks after a COVID-19 diagnosis: What it means for travel

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Robin Ferré assumed his birthday trip to Los Angeles would go off without a hitch. He was triple vaccinated, had recovered from an assumed COVID-19 infection three weeks prior, and was armed with a negative rapid antigen test.

But then, the night before his flight back to Canada — on his birthday — his PCR test came back positive. “It cost us a lot of money, and it caused us a lot of stress,” Ferré told Global News, speaking in French during an interview on Monday.

Ferré’s three-day trip in late January had suddenly became an 11-day stay — costing himself and his partner roughly $2,000 in unforeseen hotel bills, food and other expenses. Read more: Canada’s travel rules just changed.

What’s new, and what’s the same? It’s a situation some Canadians are finding themselves in as travel becomes more common once again.

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