COVID-19: For travellers over 12 without symptoms who are medically exempt from receiving a vaccination

Government of Canada border measures

The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures under the Quarantine Act to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 and variants in Canada. Symptoms can take up to 14 days to develop and the virus can be transmitted to others. To help keep others safe, you must meet the requirements under the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations).

Unvaccinated asymptomatic travellers 12 years of age and over are not required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they meet the following conditions:

Public health measures

You must follow the public health measures listed below which set out the requirements under the Order and conditions imposed by the Minister of Health, and monitor your symptoms carefully for the next 14 days for the health and safety of others.

These measures apply only if you do not develop symptoms, are not exposed to anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, or diagnosed with COVID-19. Provincial and territorial measures are guided by local epidemiology and circumstances that may require stricter measures. If your local jurisdiction requires additional measures, these must also be followed.

For the next 14 days, you must

Take covid-19 tests

Limit contact with others

Report and monitor


Your compliance with this Order is subject to monitoring, verification and enforcement. If you do not comply, you may not be exempted from quarantine. You may also be transferred to a quarantine facility, face fines, tickets, and/or imprisonment.


Should any of the following symptoms appear or you receive a positive result for a COVID-19 molecular test before the expiry of the 14-day period that begins upon entry into Canada, immediately isolate yourself away from others and call your local public health unit for further instructions.

What you cannot do for the next 14 days

What you can do for the next 14 days

Outdoor activities

Indoor activities

Public health authorities

Provinces and territories Telephone number Website
British Columbia 811
Alberta 811
Saskatchewan 811


Ontario 1-866-797-0000
Quebec 1-877-644-4545
New Brunswick 811
Nova Scotia 811
Prince Edward Island 811
Newfoundland and Labrador 811 or 1-888-709-2929
Nunavut 1-867-975-5772
Northwest Territories 811
Yukon 811

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