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Canada has enforced stricter quarantine restrictions, making it mandatory for “ALL” travelers arriving by “AIR” to quarantine for the first 3 days in a designated hotel, in and around the 4 international airports, where all arriving flights are being funneled. These airports are – Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary
The list of the hotels has been published and can be found here.
This requirement of mandatory hotel quarantine applies to all arriving travelers, with exception of very few categories of people. This exemption list can be found here.
Save you the trouble of looking through the exemption list, let me clarify and tell you that this mandatory quarantine is applicable to
The cost of this hotel quarantine has to be borne by the traveler and must be booked and paid for before arriving in Canada. The purpose is for you to isolate yourself under the supervision of health authorities while awaiting the COVID test that will be done on arrival.
If the results are negative, you will be allowed to proceed to your onward destination or your home and complete the remainder of the 14-day quarantine.
If the test results are positive, then you will be moved to a federally designated institution for further observation or quarantine.
Which Hotels to Book:
Hotel stopover bookings are managed by GB Travel Canada Inc. and are available by phone only.
If your flight to Canada is scheduled within the next 48 hours, call to reserve and pay for your mandatory 3-night hotel stopover:
How to book and pay for the hotel:
Since you will be calling international, it’s best to get a virtual number or Skype subscription and call from your laptop so that it doesn’t get disconnected easily. There are several reports of calls getting disconnected after a long wait, making this a very frustrating experience.
This is what to expect once you call the above numbers:
ProTip = Skype offers a trial subscription for 1 month. The same goes for several other providers. You may also use Zoom Phone Call for this service.