Mandatory quarantine or mandatory isolationBefore considering travelling, all travellers arriving in Canada must plan for their mandatory 14-day quarantine period. Said period commences on the day of arrival.
Government of Canada representatives will conduct health screenings at the time of entry to Canada and will advise you if you need to quarantine or isolate.
If you do not have COVID-19 symptons, you must quarantine for 14 days, since you are at risk of developing symptons and infecting others.
All travellers entering Canada, whether in mandatory isolation or quarantine, must:
Arrange for a suitable place to quarantine or isolate, where you:
- are not in a group environment
- can stay for a minimum of 14 days, (and possibly longer)
- have access to basic necessities, including water, food, medicine and heat during the winter months
- go directly to your place of quarantine, without stopping anywhere
- wear a non-medical mask or face covering while travelling to the place where you will quarantine or isolate
- stay at your place of quarantine or isolation for 14 days (only leaving to seek medical assistance, if needed)
- guests are not allowed to visit your place of quarantine or isolation
- monitor your health for COVID-19 symptoms
- follow all other guidance provided by your local public health authority
If it is determined that you do not have a suitable place to quarantine or isolate, you may be transferred to a designated quarantine facility for 14 days.
After you arrive in Canada, a representative of the Government of Canada will call you to monitor your compliance with your mandatory quarantine or isolation.