For travellers with COVID-19 symptoms returning to Canada by land

The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 and variants in Canada. You must isolate for 14 days at a suitable place of isolation, and monitor your signs and symptoms as required by the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations).

You must:

A suitable place of isolation must be a place where you:

Public health measures to follow while in transit

While in isolation

You must monitor your health for 14 days

If your symptoms worsen or if you develop new symptoms, follow the COVID-19 instructions of the local public health authority (see below). The following symptoms are associated with COVID-19:

Your compliance with these requirements is subject to verification and enforcement.

You will be called from 1-888-336-7735 and will be visited by a screening officer or law enforcement to verify your compliance during your 14-day Isolation. You will receive calls with pre-recorded messages and email reminders of your obligations.

Those who do not comply with the requirements may be transferred to a quarantine facility, face fines, tickets, and/or imprisonment.

Public health authorities

Provinces and territories Telephone number Website
British Columbia 811
Alberta 811
Saskatchewan 811


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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