For travellers without symptoms of COVID-19 returning to Canada by land or water

Mandatory quarantine requirements for travellers without COVID-19 symptoms arriving in Canada by land or water.

You may have come in contact with the virus that causes COVID-19. The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures under the Quarantine Act to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 and variants in Canada. Symptoms can take up to 14 days to develop. 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).

Mandatory quarantine

You must:


Take 2 COVID-19 tests if arriving by land

Report and monitor

Public health measures to follow while in transit to your suitable place of quarantine

If driving

Warning: 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, tickets, and/or imprisonment.

A government representative will be calling you from 1-888-336-7735 and may also visit you to verify that you are complying with the quarantine measures.


If you start having symptoms or receive a positive COVID-19 molecular test, isolate yourself from others immediately for an additional period of 14 days, and follow the instructions of the local public health authority (see below). The isolation period starts on the date of your test result, or the day you started showing symptoms.

Actions in quarantine


Do not

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

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