Following several major updates to Canada’s travel rules, Justin Trudeau has revealed what happens to travellers who test positive for COVID-19 upon their arrival at the border.
As of February 22, anybody entering Canada via land or air is required to take a COVID-19 upon their arrival, in addition to the test taken within 72 hours before departure.
This quarantine is mandatory and will be enforced.
After testing negative, the majority of travellers will then go on to complete their mandatory two-week quarantine period, with air passengers also stopping for several nights in one of Canada’s quarantine hotels.
However, for those who test positive for the illness upon arrival in Canada, things are a little different.
In a series of tweets about the country’s new travel restrictions, the prime minister explained what happens to those who are sick or displaying symptoms.
“If your test results come back positive for COVID-19, you’ll be required to immediately quarantine in designated government facilities,” he said.
These facilities are separate from Canada’s quarantine hotels and guests will be expected to stay there for the remainder of their two-week isolation period.
Those who test negative upon arrival in Canada will be given the go-ahead to continue to their final destination, where they must complete the mandatory quarantine period as per Canada’s Quarantine Act.