COVID-19: For persons exempt from entry prohibitions, and quarantine and testing requirements

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Date published: 2021-11-30

Warning: Read this handout carefully. It contains instructions from a quarantine officer and screening officer that you are required to meet under the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation, and Other Obligations). They are legally binding under the order.

Your compliance with this order is subject to monitoring, verification and enforcement. If you do not comply, you may be transferred to a quarantine facility, face fines, and/or imprisonment.

Keep this handout for reference for the next 14 days.

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 concern in Canada. Travellers arriving in Canada must meet the requirements under the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation, and Other Obligations).

You were granted an exemption from quarantine and arrival testing under the order. Your eligibility for exemption will be verified each time you enter Canada.

Your compliance with the requirements below is subject to verification and enforcement.

Requirements for exempt travellers for 14 days after entry

If you develop any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19, you must immediately:

The isolation period starts the earliest of:

If you were required to present a COVID-19 molecular test result on arrival to Canada, you must:

Public Health Authorities
Provinces or territories Telephone number
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan,
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island,
Newfoundland and Labrador,
Northwest Territories and Yukon
Manitoba 1-866-626-4862
Ontario 1-866-797-0000
Quebec  1-877-644-4545
Nunavut 1-867-975-5772

Links to provincial/territorial COVID-19 information and resources can be found at:

For more information

Phone: 1-833-784-4397

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