Mandatory Isolation

Classification: Unclassified

Branch/Agency: TB/CBSA

Proposed Response:


To further prevent the introduction or spread of COVID-19, anyone entering Canada, by air, sea or land, whether or not they have signs and symptoms of COVID 19, is required to self-isolate for 14 days, effective on March 25, 2020.

The order requires that any person, subject to the exemptions under the current travel restrictions, must:

Disclosure of Illness

In addition, any person entering Canada who has a fever and a cough, or a fever and difficulty breathing, or who has reasonable grounds to suspect they have these symptoms, must disclose that fact to a screening officer or quarantine officer. For the period of the isolation, the individual must also undergo any health assessments that a quarantine officer requires, monitor their signs and symptoms, and report to the public health authority specified by a screening officer or quarantine officer if they require additional medical care.

Exemptions to the mandatory self-isolation order:


Approved by: Denis Vinette, Vice-President, Travellers Branch, 613-952-5269/613-290-0656

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