New Canadian Journey Restrictions – Coronavirus (COVID-19)


New Canadian Travel Restrictions

01 February 2021

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Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced additional

quarantine measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

These new rules significantly tighten up border control in response

to new variants of COVID-19 being reported in Canada.

Flight Grounding

All flights to and from vacation destinations in the Caribbean

and Mexico will stop as of this Sunday, January 31, 2021, and will

remain suspended until at least April 30th. Furthermore,

all foreign incoming flights will now only be permitted to land in

Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine Requirement

The additional quarantine measures also require incoming

international travelers to quarantine in hotels, at their own

expense, for at least 3 days while they wait for negative

COVID-19 test results taken after arrival. Those who test negative

will be allowed to return to their home or other final destination

and complete the rest of the 14-day quarantine requirement as we

have discussed in previous blogs. Those who test positive will need

to stay in the same hotel until they recover, which Trudeau says

may cost over $2,000.

While no start date to these new measures have been announced,

Canada hopes to have these functions up and running within the next

several weeks. At this time, it does not appear that these new

rules apply to land entry from the United States, but we are

expecting that all incoming essential travelers these land borders

will also soon have to present a negative result from a PCR test

before being allowed entry.

Stay tuned for the latest from the Moodys immigration team!

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