For travellers without symptoms of COVID-19 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 quarantine for 14 days, provide a suitable quarantine plan, and monitor yourself for 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

Public health measures to follow while in transit

Referrals to designated quarantine facilities

You must follow the directions of a Quarantine Officer and may be directed to a quarantine facility or other suitable place if:

You must have a suitable place of quarantine where you:

While in quarantine

You must monitor your health for 14 days

The following symptoms are associated with COVID-19:

If you start having symptoms of COVID-19, or you receive a positive COVID-19 molecular test, you must:

The 14-day period starts again if during your quarantine period you:

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 quarantine. You will receive calls with prerecorded messages and email reminders of your obligations.

Those in violation 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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