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Uncertainty at the Windsor border as Ottawa promises testing for non-essential travellers

The federal government’s latest plans to require COVID-19 testing for Canada-U.S. land border travellers has Windsor border crossing workers confused and uncertain about what it will mean for them.

On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in the coming weeks, Canada will start requiring non-essential travellers to show proof of a negative test 72 hours before entering the land border with the U.S. But the government has not provided any further details as to what day this will begin and what testing will entail. 

Business owner of Select Tools in Tecumseh, Dave Tomassi, whose workers cross the border quite frequently, said he’s confused and unsure how this will work given the volume of people crossing. 

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