New Quarantine And Testing Measures For Non-Important Air And Land Journey
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On February 12, 2021, Prime Minister Trudeau and the Authorities
of Canada introduced additional developments on the journey restrictions
being applied to curb the unfold of recent COVID-19 variants.
The Authorities of Canada beforehand reported that there could be
“multi-layered” measures implemented in
the near future. The announcement reiterated that non-essential
travellers arriving in Canada by land and by air will likely be topic to
COVID-19 testing upon arriving in Canada (After Arrival Testing).
Non-essential travellers arriving by air will even be topic to up
to a few days of isolation at a government-approved lodge whereas
awaiting check outcomes (Lodge Isolation). After their Lodge
Isolation, non-essential travellers arriving by air can then
proceed to their residence to finish what stays of their 14 days of
isolation. These necessities are along with the testing and
quarantine measures already in place.
These new necessities are slated to take impact February 22,
Air Journey Lodge Isolation and After Arrival Testing
On February 22, 2021, guidelines relating to Lodge Isolation and After
Arrival Testing will go into impact.
Non-essential air travellers will likely be obligated to take an After
Arrival Check for COVID-19. Whereas awaiting After Arrival Check
outcomes, non-essential travellers will likely be required to isolate at a
Authorities permitted lodge for a most of three nights. The
Authorities estimates travellers can pay as much as $2,000 for Lodge
Travellers topic to the brand new guidelines must reserve a 3
night time keep at a Authorities permitted lodge earlier than boarding their
flight to Canada. The isolation lodge will likely be close to the airport in
one of many 4 cities approved to obtain worldwide flights
(Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, or Toronto). A Authorities web site
setting out the permitted accommodations in every arrival metropolis will likely be
accessible by February 18, 2021. Travellers will be unable to take
connecting flights to their residence vacation spot till the After
Arrival Check outcomes come again unfavourable.
If unfavourable check outcomes are acquired at any time inside the
three days, the traveller will likely be allowed to proceed their journey
to their “residence” location to finish the remaining 14
days of isolation. Prices on the lodge could also be lowered if the keep
time is lower than the complete three days on the discretion of the
lodge. If the After Arrival Check outcomes come again constructive for
COVID-19, the traveller will likely be taken to a secondary Authorities run
isolation facility to complete their isolation interval. This secondary
Authorities isolation will likely be without charge to the traveller.
As soon as the traveller has returned residence, they are going to be required to
take one other COVID-19 check close to the tip of their 14 day isolation
interval. Travellers should contact their native public well being company to
prepare for this extra check.
The Authorities continues to state that these new guidelines will
apply to these returning to Canada by air from
“non-essential” journey functions and/or these arriving to
Canada for “non-essential” functions. The Authorities has
not offered full particulars of who will likely be exempt. We are going to replace
this weblog as new particulars are offered relating to
“important” journey exemptions.
Along with these new guidelines, air travellers are still required secure a COVID-19 test within 72
hours prior to boarding their flight. If travellers are unable
to supply unfavourable COVID-19 assessments taken inside the specified time
interval, they might be denied boarding their flight.
Land Journey – Pre-Arrival Testing and After Arrival
As famous above, Lodge Isolation will solely apply
to non-essential air journey. These arriving by land is not going to be
required to isolate at a lodge.
Efficient February 15, 2021, travellers coming into Canada by land
should acquire a unfavourable Polymerase Chain Response (PCR) COVID-19
check outcome inside 72 hours of entry. Overseas nationals who arrive
with out correct testing will likely be denied entry to Canada. Canadians
and Everlasting Residents of Canada can’t be denied entry to Canada,
nonetheless, in the event that they arrive with out correct testing unfavourable sanctions
together with fines of as much as $3,000 and/or prison prosecution might
apply. Additional, the Authorities might require a Canadian or Everlasting
Resident of Canada who arrives with out correct testing to endure
obligatory isolation at a Authorities facility.
Efficient February 22, 2021, non-essential travellers coming into
Canada at a land port of entry will likely be required to take a speedy
COVID-19 check after entry. The traveller will likely be allowed to
proceed on to their “residence” location to finish their
14-day isolation interval and await check outcomes. The traveller will
then must take one other check close to the tip of their 14 days
isolation. Travellers should contact their native public well being company
to rearrange for this extra check.
Together with the brand new testing guidelines, efficient February 22, 2021,
it will likely be obligatory for land based mostly travellers to make use of the ArriveCAN
App, which beforehand solely utilized to people arriving by
Present Impacts on Journey to Canada
Since no formal steerage has been launched by the Authorities of
Canada, important personnel can nonetheless journey and in some circumstances are
exempt from the necessities to self-isolate upon entry. As soon as the
new guidelines are in impact, there’s an expectation that exemptions
will proceed to use to sure “important” travellers.
The immigration group at MLT Aikins can present
steerage and help in guaranteeing that every one potential travellers
are totally conscious of their capacity to journey and whether or not any
We are going to proceed to observe the restrictions and the exemptions
as they’re offered by the Federal Authorities. To remain up-to-date
with all present immigration and COVID-19 updates, go to the MLT
Aikins COVID-19 Resource Centre.
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