Over the last few days, Canada’s travel rules have had several significant updates.\nAll travellers entering the country will now be required to follow several new rules, in addition to providing a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding a flight.\nEditor's Choice: CERB Money Was Received By More Than 300K Teenagers In Canada\n\nWhile the federal government insists that less than 2% of all Canada’s COVID-19 cases are a result of travel exposures, new variants of the illness are now a cause for concern for officials.\nFor this reason, Justin Trudeau revealed that restrictions for incoming travellers would be ramping up ASAP.\nWith that in mind, here’s what you need to know:\nFor almost a year, Canada’s borders have been closed to foreign travelers. Less than 2% of COVID-19 cases are linked to returning Canadians. However, due to new variants, we are strengthening border measures to keep you and your family safe. More here: https://t.co/WS4w2AsVbe pic.twitter.com/7Kf8XG7Shd— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 30, 2021\n\nWhat has changed?\nIn a press conference on January 29, the prime minister confirmed several new updates to Canada’s ongoing travel restrictions.\nFirstly, the government has suspended all flights to and from Mexico and Caribbean countries until at least April 30, 2021.\nThis new rule will come into effect as of Sunday, January 31, 2021.\nIn addition, all incoming international flights will now be required to land in one of just four approved Canadian airports.\nThis includes Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport. \nPrior to the new announcement, scheduled commercial flights from the U.S., Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America were exempt from this restriction.\n\nWhat is the hotel quarantine rule?\nTravellers to Canada may be visited in-person by a Screening Officer during their 14-day quarantine to verify compliance. Violating quarantine may result in $750,000 in fines and/or 6 months in prison. Learn more:https://t.co/wk7RytCbmq pic.twitter.com/RGLiji0uTj— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) January 30, 2021\n\nIn addition to all air passengers providing a negative COVID-19 test prior to flying, the country’s quarantine rules will also be ramping up.\nUpon their arrival in Canada, travellers must take another COVID-19 test at their destination airport.\nWhile they await test results, passengers will now be required to quarantine in a government-approved facility for at least three days.\nThere are expected to be “very limited exceptions” to this rule.\nThose who fail to follow the new travel protocol could face fines of up to $750,000 or even jail time under the Quarantine Act. \nOfficials have yet to confirm an exact date for this to come into effect, but Trudeau promised that more details would be coming in the next few days.\n\nWho will foot the bill?\n(2/4) In the coming weeks, travellers arriving in Canada will be required to take a #COVID19 test on arrival in Canada at their own cost. https://t.co/XINYj4YpTR— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) January 29, 2021\n\nIn a statement explaining the new rules, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair confirmed that travellers will be required to pay for the quarantine services they must now use.\n“We don't believe that Canadian taxpayers should be on the hook for paying any part of the cost for the choice and decision that some individual has made to engage in non-essential discretionary travel,” he explained.\nIn addition to the cost of the hotel room required, health and safety measures that protect staff, testing facilities and equipment and transportation funds must also be covered.\nThose choosing to travel can expect to pay over $2,000 in fees to enter or return to Canada.\n\nWhat about the land border?\nEntering 🇨🇦 by land? You will soon need to show the #CBSA officer proof of a valid #COVID19 molecular test taken 72 hours before your scheduled arrival: https://t.co/3I0NISOTVV Stay tuned for more details. pic.twitter.com/TqLXUR0bDe— Canada Border Services Agency (@CanBorder) January 29, 2021\n\nWhile the Canada-U.S. land border remains closed to all non-essential travel right now, the Canadian government has decided to tighten restrictions there, too.\nThose travelling by land were previously exempt from the negative COVID-19 test requirement that air passengers were subject to, but that is about to change.\nSpeaking on January 29, Trudeau confirmed that officials were working on "additional testing requirements for land travel."\nWhile a start date has not yet been determined, anybody crossing a land border into Canada will soon be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to gain entry.