When returning home from a trip, whether it is local or international, following the quarantine guidelines is of utmost importance. These rules vary by country when returning from international travel and by state, province and city when travelling domestically.
When returning to Canada from any international destination, the Government of Canada requires all travelers to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days and self-monitor for symptoms. This rule also applies to American citizens returning home to the US from international travel.
Domestic travel may also require a quarantine period depending on the state or province you have visited or returned home to. For applicable quarantine rules by province please click on the links below.
Starting on January 26th, all travelers entering the US by air will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 3 days before their flight or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Click here for more information.
All travellers returning to Canada from out of the country, must have a negative COVID-19 test from up to 72 hours before departure and will have to take a COVID-19 test at the airport when they land. Starting February 22nd, travellers will quarantine in a designated hotel for three days upon arrival while they await results. Costs are expected to exceed $2000 and will be at the traveller’s expense. Those with negative test results will then be able to quarantine for the remainder of the mandatory two weeks at home, while those with positive tests will be required to quarantine in designated government facilities. Find out more from the Government of Canada. Additionally, travellers returning to Canada by land border will need a negative PCR COVID-19 test that has been taken in the last 72 hours.
When returning to Canada, Travellers may be subject to further measures imposed by the provincial, territorial or municipal governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There are various measures in place to restrict non-essential inter and intra-provincial/territorial travel, including without limitation new entry forms or possible self-quarantine requirements on arrival in Canada, click here for more information. If you're flying to Canada as your final destination, it is mandatory you use ArriveCAN to submit your contact and quarantine information. You must submit your information before you board your flight to Canada. Download the app or visit ArriveCan.