Best Tips Self-quarantine plans to follow in Canada

by | Oct 9, 2020

Under the current travel restrictions, you must have a detailed plan for isolating yourself upon entry to Canada. This plan is mandatory, even if you have no symptoms. If you don’t have a plan, you should not travel to Canada. Otherwise, you may not be allowed to enter the country. A border services officer will determine if you can enter the country.

Self-quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in Canada

(by air, land, or sea) including

  • a place to stay
  • how you will
    • get to your destination
    • get your groceries
    • access essential services and medical care

Instructions to quarantine 

  • Ensure you have a suitable place of quarantine
  • Go directly to your place of quarantine without delay and stay for 14 days
  • You must wear a suitable non-medical mask or face covering while in transit
  • Practise physical distancing at all times
  • Where possible, use only private transportation
  • Avoid contact with others while in transit

Travellers also must provide contact information through:

  • the arriveCAN mobile app or
  • an accessible web-based form or
  • a paper form

The penalties for not following your quarantine plan once you’re in the country can include

  • a fine of up to $750,000
  • 6 months of jail time
  • being found inadmissible, removed from Canada, and banned from entering for 1 year
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