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a ? about transiting through the US from Paris to Canada

As I'm seeing great fares on my cc points for travel to Italy in September, it's the return flights that I have a question about.
In Canada, we will soon apparently no longer need pre flight Covid testing in order to fly home from Europe to Canada.
However, the flight home I'm looking at is Florence-Paris-Seattle-Vancouver.
I'm thinking that at this point, and it could change of course; a pre flight negative Covid test is still required, even for a 2 hour transit through the US, because the flight is to and through the US, then on to a flight to Canada?
If it was straight Paris to Canada, I wouldn't need a test at all prior to boarding.
Hopefully someone can clarify this for me.

Posted by
454 posts

Yes, if the negative test requirement is still in place for entry to the US, then it will also be in place for transit via the US. There's not really much of a difference between the two -- everyone landing in the US (arrivals from preclearance airports aside) must clear US passport control and customs (and meet any other US entry requirements, such as the COVID testing ones) at their first airport in the US, even if they are immediately proceeding to another international flight.

Posted by
6876 posts

It's hard to say what the rules will be in September. Whatever is required, you can deal with it then. Covid test centers are in all the European airports if you have to have one.

When we returned from Germany in October, the only time we even had to show our shot record was at a sit down restaurant in Berlin. Nobody checked anything coming back into Atlanta. But we were ready for them with fresh Covid tests.

Posted by
1821 posts

Thanks, Andrew...I forgot that you have to "enter" the US, even though you are just passing through.
I haven't been to the US since 2015, and stopped changing planes there years ago.