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Everyone, whether Canadian citizen, permanent resident or international student, is required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Canada from abroad. This applies to both land and air travel.


As of February 22, 2021, all travellers arriving to Canada by air will have to reserve a room in a Government of Canada-approved hotel for three nights and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival, all at their own expense. If they test positive, they will have to complete their quarantine at a government-designated facility. If they test negative, they will be able to complete the remainder of their 14-day quarantine at another location, in keeping with their quarantine plan. They will also be required to take another COVID-19 molecular test toward the end of their 14-day quarantine.


As of February 15, 2021, all travellers, with some exceptions, arriving to Canada by land will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the United States within 72 hours of pre-arrival, OR a proof of a positive test result within 14 and 90 days prior to arrival. In addition, as of February 22, 2021, travellers entering Canada at the land border will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival as well as toward the end of their 14-day quarantine.

Read more about these new measures

Consult additional testing information

If you do not abide by the Quarantine Act, you could also face fines of up to $1 million and three years’ imprisonment. For more information, visit: Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Government of Canada travel and quarantine info.

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