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Canada's Deputy PM Says The Feds Are 'Looking Seriously' At Tougher Travel Measures

Quarantine in Canada could get stricter.
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Quarantine rules in Canada could be about to get stricter, according to the country’s deputy prime minister.

Speaking during a press conference on Monday, January 25, Chrystia Freeland confirmed that the federal government was “looking seriously” at tougher measures for incoming travellers.

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This includes introducing mandatory hotels for quarantine, an idea that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also spoken about recently.

While Freeland didn’t confirm when or how this policy would be implemented, it’s a requirement that has been put in place in other countries during the pandemic.

Places like Australia and New Zealand, as well as South Korea, used two-week hotel quarantines in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 from other countries.

Last week, Justin Trudeau warned Canadians once again to avoid all non-essential travel and urged anybody with an upcoming vacation to cancel it.

He said that Canada’s travel restrictions are subject to changes or updates at any time, which could cause travellers to end up stranded abroad or stuck outside of the country.

On January 22, Trudeau reiterated, “We could be bringing in new measures that significantly impede your ability to return to Canada at any given moment without warning.”

He said that Canadians can expect an announcement on the matter within a number of days.

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