Sinthia Hoque:-In an effort to reduce non-essential travellers and to slow the spread of COVID-19 and as well the three new variants that have entered our country, Canada’s mandatory COVID-19 quarantine hotel stays will go into effect as of February 21st at 11:59 pm.
As per rules and regulations, you must quarantine for 14 days and watch out for any signs and symptoms. Anyone flying into Canada must wait for negative test results and are required to stay in an approved hotel either in, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, or Quebec. For those who test positive, they are required to stay a full 14 days either in a “federally designated quarantine facility or other suitable location”.
During the traveller’s stay at the hotel, they will not be allowed to leave their room unless escorted by an official for monitored outdoor time or if they have any symptoms. You are required to wear a mask during your stay at the hotel and for when your face to face with hotel staff, to reduce your meals and for whenever a guest is being escorted to and from their rooms.
You will be provided with free Wi-Fi and contactless meal deliveries exempting alcohol and cannabis, toiletries, alcohol-based hand sanitizer and approved hard surface disinfectants, however, there will be no room cleaning services in order to reduce the spread of the virus and you are responsible to clean up after yourselves.
There will also be 24-hour security onsite in order to ensure your safety, security and privacy. This is not a choice but the law and is required to follow these rules and regulations, and any traveller who fails to follow the Quarantine Act may face up to a fine of $3000.
Sources: canada.ca and global news