For travellers without symptoms of COVID-19 returning to Canada

You may have come into contact with the virus that causes COVID-19

Mandatory quarantine

The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Canada. You must quarantine for 14 days, provide contact information and monitor yourself for signs and symptoms as required by the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations).

All travellers 5 years of age or older who arrive in Canada by air, must also provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test. Those who do not provide proof, may be required to go to a designated quarantine facility or other suitable place as determined by the Quarantine Officer.

Your compliance with the requirements below is subject to verification and enforcement. Those in violation may face transfer to a quarantine facility as well as fines and/or imprisonment.

Some provinces and territories (see below) have additional travel restrictions (for example, no non-essential travel into the province, limited access to certain regions, etc.).

Your 14-day quarantine starts on the day you arrive

A suitable place of quarantine is one where you:

While in quarantine

You may be called from 1-888-336-7735 or 1-888-200-4881 to verify your compliance during your 14-day quarantine. You will receive pre-recorded messages and email reminders.

Note that you may also be contacted by provincial or territorial authorities throughout your 14-day quarantine. If federal and provincial or territorial guidelines differ, you should follow the strictest requirements.

You must monitor your health for 14 days

If you start experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19:

You must:

The 14-day period starts again if, during your quarantine period, you develop a fever and cough or fever and difficulty breathing, test positive for COVID-19 or if you are exposed to another person who exhibits signs and symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.

For information on possible exposure to COVID-19 during travel (i.e. cruise ships, flights, public transit, etc.) or on risk factors for increased exposure and/or more severe disease, visit

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19

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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