Travellers that are in Canada may be allowed to break their 14-day quarantine period and leave Canada, but are required to stay in quarantine until they travel. They must be asymptomatic, or have a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 result.
All travellers to Canada are required by law to self-quarantine for 14 days, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents when they arrive in Canada. This is one of the measures that the Canadian government is implementing to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Travellers may leave quarantine before the end of the 14-day period if they remain in quarantine until they travel, according to an email sent to CTV News from a spokesperson for the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
In addition, travellers are required to have a quarantine plan. The plan must show where they will stay during the quarantine period, and how they intend to obtain food, groceries and medicine, before they travel to Canada.
The email stated that if travellers do not intend to stay for 14 days in Canada, they should not travel to Canada.
Those who have COVID-19 symptoms may be turned away at the Canadian border, even if they are exempt from the travel restrictions. This is not the case, however, for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Travellers who are in quarantine may receive approval from the federal government to be released from quarantine for a compassionate reason, such as attending a funeral or a loved one’s final moments. However, the approval must be obtained prior to travelling.
Travellers who are showing COVID-19 symptoms and wish to leave Canada before their 14-day quarantine, must wait until they are asymptomatic, or hold a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 result.
What you need to know before going into quarantine?
All travellers arriving in Canada are required by law to quarantine for 14 days. Failing to quarantine may result in six months in prison or up to CAD $750,000 in fines. Convictions of six(6) months or more in prison, would render someone other than a Canadian Citizen to be ineligible to stay or travel to Canada.