Canada announces stricter travel restrictions
If you want to go to Canada any time soon, you'll need to be prepared to quarantine
TORONTO, Canada (KLKN)- Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday that they would be imposing stricter travel restrictions in response to the new variants of the novel coronavirus.
These travel restrictions include making it mandatory for travelers coming into Canada to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive and suspending airline service to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until April 30.
Canada already requires a pre-boarding COVID-19 test and the government will now by introducing mandatory PCR testing at the airport for those returning to the country.
“Travelers will then have to wait for up to three days at an approved hotel for their test results, at their own expense, which is expected to be more than $2000,” Trudeau said. “Those with negative test results will then be able to quarantine at home under significantly increased surveillance and enforcement.”
Trudeau said that those who test positive will be quarantined in a government facility.