COVID-19: Requirements for fully vaccinated travellers and for accompanying unvaccinated children less than 12 years of age arriving in Canada

This document explains legal requirements set out in the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order and instructions from a quarantine officer.

Warning: Your compliance with this requirement will be verified by phone and may be verified in person. If you do not comply, you may be subject to enforcement measures and may face fines of $5,000 for each non-compliance.

Keep this handout for reference for the next 14 days.

You may be selected for randomized testing

Mandatory random testing is part of the Government of Canada surveillance program to track the importation of COVID-19 virus into Canada, and identify new variants of concern. It's important to complete your arrival test to protect Canada and detect this contagious disease. You are not required to quarantine while waiting for the results of your test.

If selected, you must take a COVID-19 molecular test within 24 hours.

You'll receive an email or text message with instructions on how to view your test results online. Call your testing provider if you don't have internet access.

If you receive a positive test result or if you start showing signs and symptoms, you must immediately:

If you receive an indeterminate or invalid test result, you must take another test. Contact your testing provider within 24 hours of receiving your test result to make arrangements to complete another sample.

If you require assistance or do not receive your test result after 4 days, contact your testing provider.

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