If you’re entering Canada by air amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll need to be seriously prepared!

A new infographic from the Government of Canada shows exactly what air travellers will need to do before and after arriving in the country — and it includes multiple COVID-19 tests and a stay in a pre-approved quarantine hotel.

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The document shows that before boarding a flight to Canada, all passengers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.

In addition, they’ll need to come up with a detailed quarantine plan to show border control officials, before booking a multi-night stay in one of Canada’s government-approved quarantine hotels.

Passengers must download the ArriveCAN app prior to flight departure and use it throughout their journey to provide personal details and information related to their trip.

Upon arrival in Canada, travellers must take another COVID-19 test and answer eligibility and health screening questions, including about their quarantine plan.

They’ll be given another COVID-19 test to take at a later date, before being transferred to a quarantine facility in the area.

Guests will have to stay here for at least three days while they await their second test result.

If the test comes back negative, they can continue to their final destination where they will complete the rest of their mandatory two-week quarantine. 

If it’s positive, travellers will be relocated to another designated facility, where they will be monitored and re-tested before being allowed to continue to their destination.

During the final part of their quarantine period, guests may be checked on by public health officials or screening officers.

Non-compliance could result in fines of up to $750,000 or even jail time.