Feds To Cancel Hotel Quarantines For Fully-Vaccinated Air Travellers
Canadians who fly into the country and have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be forced to stay in quarantine hotels, CTV News reported on Wednesday.
The federal government will officially announce this change to its pandemic border measures later Wednesday, sources told CTV News.
After calls to end the hotel quarantine altogether were met with reluctance from Health Minister Patty Hajdu, sources say the government will be removing this restriction for fully-vaccinated travellers in the coming weeks.
Since February, all air travellers returning to Canada on commercial flights have had to stay at a government-mandated hotel for up to three days while they await results of a PCR COVID-19 test administered upon arrival at the airport terminal.
Those who test positive upon arrival must stay in the hotel or another government-mandated facility for 14 days.
Those who test negative can return home to complete a 14-day quarantine, taking a second test at home on the 10th day of isolation.