Canada might impose new entry restrictions with a mandatory quarantine

canada imposing new restrictions and quarantine

The Canadian government has warned about further travel restrictions that could seriously affect Canadians returning home.

Those might soon have to undergo a 14-day hotel quarantine supervised by the police after arriving in the country.

Canada has already banned foreigners from entering the country for non-essential travel. However, Canadian citizens are allowed to travel but must submit a negative PCR or LAMP test no older than 72 hours before boarding a flight back to Canada.

Furthermore, all incomers have to self-quarantine for fourteen days.

Last week, government officials already considered an international outbound travel ban

Nonetheless, legal experts are concerned that the ban would violate Canadian mobility rights established in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

As declared in the Charter, Canadian citizens have the right to enter, remain in, and leave Canada.

According to the new measurements, all passengers would have to cover their hotel quarantine costs. 

That could limit the number of travelers, and introducing the outbound travel ban would, therefore, not be necessary.

The country’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has been warning Canadians about the possible restrictions over the past week so people could safely return home.

The measures come mainly because of concerns over the new, more contagious Coronavirus strains, which were first detected in the U.K. and South Africa.

The new variants have already been recorded in various provinces of Canada as well.

Trudeau suggests not to travel abroad at all from now on and alerts that the new restrictions could be imposed without further notice.

On Thursday, January 21, President Joe Biden signed an executive order which requires all international travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine upon arrival in the U.S.

That could also help limit the travel between the two countries and stop the spread of the new Coronavirus variants.