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 concern in Canada. Symptoms can take up to 14 days to develop and the virus can be transmitted to others. To help keep others safe, you are required to meet the measures under the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations).

Your compliance with the requirements below 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:

Monitor signs and symptoms

You must monitor for symptoms for 14 days after each time you enter Canada. Common signs and symptoms include:

If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to someone with a positive result, 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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