OTTAWA – Recent quarantine and checking out requirements for those coming to Canada are being rolled out in an effort to continue to sluggish the spread of COVID-19.
Correct now, all travellers, with some exceptions for essential workers, must always isolate for 14 days upon arrival, no matter if they came into the country via land or air.
If they don’t, they can face fines and even penitentiary time.
There are, however, varied additional rules being establish in place for air travellers and those arriving at the land border.
Some details are level-headed being worked out, including who may be exempt from the necessities or from paying the associated expenses. It’s also unknown how prolonged the measures shall be in place.
But here is what’s known for now:
— All incoming travellers must always provide proof of negative COVID-19 PCR tests (the variety typically taken with a deep nasal swab) completed within 72 hours of boarding their aircraft.
— As of Feb. 22, upon arrival, each traveller shall be required to take another test at the airport.
— From there, they must always run to government-approved hotels for up to 72 hours, at their very hang brand, to await the outcomes. Hotels are to originate accepting reservations Feb. 18.
— If that test is negative, a traveller can leave the hotel and continue on to enact quarantine at dwelling or another approved location. They can have to take another test at the cease of their time in quarantine and shall be given that test to take with them.
— If the arrival test comes back positive, the traveller shall be transferred to government isolation facility.
— As of Feb. 15, each traveller arriving at the land border, with exceptions for essential travellers, shall be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the U.S. within 72 hours, or proof of a positive test consequence between 14 and 90 days earlier than arrival — prolonged satisfactory ago for the illness to have passed, however no longer so prolonged that immunity may have waned.
— As of Feb. 22, travellers will also be required to take COVID-19 tests upon arrival. Certain border ingredients shall be able to test on-site; if that’s no longer an option, travellers shall be given a kit to take dwelling. They’ll have to enact a followup test 10 days later.
This file by The Canadian Press was first revealed Feb. 12, 2021.