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 any Order made under the Quarantine Act imposing isolation or quarantine requirements upon entry.

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. Keep this instruction handout to support your compliance with the requirements outlines below.

Persons exempt from mandatory quarantine

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

Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.

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:

You must:

For information on flights, cruise ships or trains (any public conveyance) where you may have been exposed to COVID-19 during recent travel, please refer to 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, please refer to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Prevention and risks.

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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