The federal government announced earlier today that quarantine rules for entering Canada will be phased out.
- The first relief will be in effect in July. These will apply to returning essential workers, foreign students and other categories of travellers targeted by the government. Travellers in the targeted categories who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible for relief. These groups will no longer be required to complete the 3-day hotel quarantine. In addition, the 14-day quarantine will also be discontinued for these travellers. They will now be required to go into isolation at home until they obtain a negative COVID test result.
- To be eligible for this relief, the second dose of vaccine must have been administered at least 14 days prior to returning to Canada.
- PCR tests performed at least 72 hours prior to returning to Canada will still be required
- The home quarantine plan will still be required as well
- The second phase of relief will target regular travellers
- This phase could be implemented once 75% of Canadians have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
- Many details are still to come regarding the second phase of relief