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Canada/Canadian-Media: New travel measures for travelers entering Canada would be effective from today including in advance booking of government-approved quarantine hotels, taking a COVID-19 test after landing in Canada, and spend up to three days of their 14-day quarantine period in a designated hotel to await their test results, media reports said.
Air travelers to Canada. Image credit: Facebook Page of @travelGoC
Air travelers to Canada would not be charged for their post-arrival COVID-19 test, said Public Health Agency of Canada.
With no option to book online, all travelers need to call a dedicated phone line to reserve a room for three nights. Travelers with negative test results can leave immediately and finish the rest of their 14-day quarantine at home. People who test positive will be required to finish their quarantine at a designated government facility.
"Our government has been extremely clear that very few exemptions will be consented to, and they're really related to essential travelers," Patty Hajdu, Federal Minister of Health said on Friday during a news conference.