Mandatory hotel quarantine for international travellers to take effect on February 22
Additional measures for international travellers will soon be coming into effect in Canada.

At a press conference on Friday, federal health officials confirmed that as of February 22, international travellers will need to take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival in the country. As well, they will need to take a third test at the end of their 14-day quarantine.


While they await their results, they will be required to quarantine at a supervised hotel at their own expense. Each stay will $2,000 per person – which includes the cost of private tests and the hotel stay.  

A three-night stay at an approved hotel must be booked prior to arrival in Canada, said Health Minister Patty Hajdu.  

If travellers test negative for COVID-19 they will be allowed to complete the rest of their 14-day quarantine at home, albeit with enhanced supervision, or continue on to their final destination.  

If they receive a positive test result, though, they will be taken to a government facility.

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