Winnipeg travellers blast new COVID-19 testing requirements

Federal government mandates testing, self-isolation regardless of vaccination status

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Ayodele Odeyemi arrived home in Manitoba fully aware of the new restrictions that travellers will soon face.

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Ayodele Odeyemi arrived home in Manitoba fully aware of the new restrictions that travellers will soon face.

Odeyemi’s flight from Minneapolis touched down at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport on Tuesday evening, the final leg of a journey back from Nigeria.

He had two COVID-19 tests on his cross-Atlantic journey, one in Nigeria and another in the U.S.

Ayodele Odeyemi returned to Winnipeg after a cross-Atlantic trip from Nigeria and he was very critical of the federal government's impending testing rules surrounding travel. (Justin Fraser/CBC)

Odeyemi expects he will have to take another within 24-48 hours after returning to Canada, and he said it’s stressful, especially with the emergence of a new variant of concern.

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