Forward Regulatory Plan 2024-2026: Amendments to the Quarantine Regulations

Title of regulatory initiative

Amendments to the Quarantine Regulations

Enabling act

Quarantine Act


The Public Health Agency of Canada is proposing regulatory amendments to the Quarantine Regulations (pursuant to the Quarantine Act) that would remove scientifically outdated and redundant requirements in order to align with the International Health Regulations.

We are also considering developing regulations based on the COVID-19 experience.

This regulatory initiative is part of the Public Health Agency's Regulatory Stock Review Plan.

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Domestic and international regulatory cooperation efforts

This initiative is not part of a formal regulatory cooperation work plan.

Potential impacts on people and businesses

The proposed amendments may have an impact on the public and the Canadian travel industry.

COVID-19 has highlighted the role that travel plays in the rapid, worldwide transmission and spread of disease, including risks associated with returning travellers and conveyances and their ancillary services.


Consultations will be conducted with Indigenous leaders, and Canadian provincial and territorial chief medical officers of health.

Regulated parties and impacted stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed Quarantine Regulations amendments during the Canada Gazette, Part I, public comment period.

Contact us

Rob Ward
Border Litigation and Regulatory Affairs
Public Health Agency of Canada
Telephone: 613-941-8408

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

November 2022

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