For persons exempt from mandatory quarantine due to COVID-19

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 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.

While this exemption from the requirement to quarantine 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 below for more information.

Persons exempt from mandatory quarantine

Some persons are not subject to the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for certain purposes as identified in the Order.

Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.

Persons who enter Canada by aircraft who are required to provide proof of a negative test result, must retain the result of their COVID-19 molecular test for the 14-day period that begins on the day on which they enter Canada.

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

If you have signs and symptoms upon entry into Canada, you must disclose this information to the border services officer or quarantine officer who will provide additional instructions, and you must isolate for 14 days.

If you are identified as an individual who is exempted 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:

For information about possible exposure to COVID-19 during travel (i.e. flights, cruise ships public transit, etc.) visit: Locations where you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

For information on risk factors for increased exposure to COVID-19 and/or more severe disease or outcomes, visit: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Prevention and risks.

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

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