As of March 25, 2020 it is mandatory under the Quarantine Act that anyone arriving in Canada from another country needs to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon their arrival.
Starting February 22, 2021, travellers arriving by air will also be required to reserve a room in a Government of Canada-approved hotel for three nights at their own cost. They are required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport, and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period. Learn more about the Government of Canada
mandatory quarantine or isolation requirements. Travellers who do not self-isolate may face fines or other, serious, penalties. The Government of BC provides helpful resources for self-quarantine after travel.
You must complete the federal ArriveCAN application digitally before entering Canada. After entry into Canada, you must use the ArriveCAN app daily to submit your COVID-19 Self-Assessment. During your quarantine you must follow the instructions provided by the Government of Canada.
If, during your quarantine period, you develop a fever and cough or fever and difficulty breathing, test positive for COVID-19 or if you are exposed to another person subject to the quarantine order who exhibits signs and symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19, you need to restart counting the 14 day from the date you develop symptoms, or were exposed.
If you don’t develop symptoms, and are not exposed to someone else who does, your self-isolation can end 14 days after you arrived in Canada.
Visit How to Self-Isolate for more details about steps to take while you are self-isolating.