For persons exempt from mandatory quarantine due to COVID-19

This exemption only applies to those identified as performing an essential job or function.

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

The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Canada. All persons entering Canada MUST QUARANTINE for 14 days, provide contact information as requested and monitor themselves for symptoms subject to the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Mandatory Isolation) No. 4.

Your compliance with this Order 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

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement of the Order when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order.

This exemption does not apply to anyone who has signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

If you have symptoms upon entry into Canada, you must disclose this information to the border services officer or quarantine officer who will provide additional instructions.

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

While this exemption may apply to certain individuals entering Canada, some provinces and territories may have different requirements that could affect entry.

(For example, limited access to certain regions within the province, etc.).

Please refer to provincial or territorial websites for more information.

You must monitor your health

For 14 days after each time you enter Canada, if you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, fever equal to or greater than 38°C, or signs of fever e.g. shivering, flushed skin, excessive sweating):

Please refer to Symptoms of COVID-19 for additional symptoms common to COVID-19, or information on risk factors for increased exposure and severe outcomes from COVID-19.

While in Canada, it is also recommended that you:

Public Health Authorities
Provinces and territories Telephone number Website
British Columbia 811
Alberta 811
Saskatchewan 811
Manitoba 1-888-315-9257  
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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