New Canadian Journey Restrictions – Coronavirus (COVID-19)


New Canadian Travel Restrictions

01 February 2021

Moodys Tax Law LLP

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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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