For persons exempt from mandatory quarantine due to COVID-19

Government of Canada border measures

The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures to reduce the introduction and spread of COVID-19 and variants of concerns in Canada. All persons entering Canada must quarantine for 14 days (with some exemptions), provide contact information as requested and monitor themselves for signs and symptoms as required by the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations).

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

Persons exempt from mandatory quarantine

Some persons are not subject to the requirement to quarantine when entering Canada for certain purposes as identified in the Order. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.

If you are exempt from quarantine, from the requirement to take the COVID-19 molecular test upon entry into Canada and do not need to enter a government approved accommodation, but had a pre-arrival or pre-departure test, you must retain your pre-travel test evidence for 14 days after entering Canada (or longer, if you become symptomatic or test positive).

If you are identified as an individual who is exempt from the requirement to quarantine, you are still required to do the following:

You must monitor your health

For 14 days after each time you enter Canada, if you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as:

You must:

While in Canada

Public Health Authorities
Provinces and territories Telephone number Website
British Columbia 811
Alberta 811
Saskatchewan 811
Manitoba 1-866-626-4862

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

For more details on how your personal information is collected, used and disclosed by the Public Health Agency of Canada to administer and enforce the Quarantine Act and the Emergency Orders made under it, please visit this website: ArriveCAN Privacy Notice.

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