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Trudeau announces new COVID-19 border restrictions, hotel quarantine for travellers to begin Feb. 22

CA, 13 Feb 2021
New restrictions for incoming travellers will come into effect on Feb. 22, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday — including a fresh hotel quarantine requirement.

As of Monday, travellers arriving at Canada’s land border will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival.

Trudeau added that there will be exceptions to these new restrictions, particularly for truckers and healthcare workers travelling into Canada.

“We’re not trying to punish people, we’re trying to keep people safe,” he said.

In late January, Trudeau announced that travellers arriving in the country will have to take a mandatory PCR coronavirus test. While they await the results of that test, they will be forced to quarantine at a hotel for up-to three days — on their own dime.

The new restrictions come in addition to the mandatory 14 day quarantine people arriving in Canada have been required to undertake for almost a year now, as well as fresh restrictions for travellers arriving at Canada’s land borders.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7637180/coronavirus-travel-restrictions-canada-trudeau-announcement/

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