All tavellers entering Canada need to have an appropriate place to self-isolate
April. 17, 2020
Global Korean Post
Government of Canada updated mandatory requirements for travellers entering Canada.
This Order is mandatory and came into force and was implemented one minute after midnight on April 15, 2020.
The Order applies to all people entering Canada, with few exceptions. Certain persons who cross the border regularly to ensure the continued flow of goods and essential services, or individuals who receive or provide other essential services to Canadians, are exempt from the requirements to quarantine themselves, as long as they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 upon entry in Canada.
Any traveller arriving in Canada—whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic—cannot isolate or quarantine in a place where they would be in contact with people who are vulnerable, such as adults aged 65 years or over and people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Upon arrival, every traveller need to confirm that they have a suitable place to isolate or quarantine, where they have access to basic necessities, such as food and medication.
Travellers who do not have an appropriate place in which to isolate or quarantine themselves must go to a place designated by the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. These criteria are newly applied to asymptomatic travellers.
In addition, all travellers arriving in Canada are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering to proceed to their final destination where they will isolate or quarantine. They will be provided with a mask if they do not have one.
Spot checks will be conducted by the Government of Canada to verify compliance.
Maximum penalties include a fine of up to $750,000 or imprisonment for six months, or both, for failure to comply with this Order.
By Global Korean Post with files