03.25.14 Day Isolation
Mandatory 14-day isolation for travellers returning to Canada amid COVID-19 pandemic
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland
speaks with the media before Question Period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday February 18, 2020.
Travellers are subject to a mandatory isolation period of 14 days as of midnight Thursday,
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OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – The federal government is imposing a mandatory two-week isolation period on all people returning to Canada under the Quarantine Act to help stem further spread of the novel coronavirus.
Travellers other than essential workers are subject to a mandatory isolation period of 14 days as of midnight Thursday, ET.
“All Canadians have been working very, very hard to practice physical distancing in their lives, and we have, for some time now been urgently advising people coming into Canada to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return,” said Deputy Prime Minister Chystia Freeland. “We have decided now is the time to make that measure mandatory.”
She added the new measure is important to protect the health and safety of all Canadians.