New Canadian Border rules declared by the Canadian Govt. to stop the spread of Covid- 19

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new border measure with additional mandatory quarantine rules on 28th January 2021.

Considering the recent Covid-19 situation, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a list of mandatory additional quarantine rules to help stop the rapid spread of COVID-19.

The New Mandatory Additional Quarantine Canadian Border Rules:

1) New measures include mandatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing at Canadian airports for travelers entering Canada.

2) The travelers must show the negative COVID-19 test result before boarding.

3) While travelers await their test results, they must quarantine for up to three days at a designated hotel at their own expense, which is expected to cost more than C$ 2,000.

4) Followed by a negative test result, the travelers must complete the remainder of their mandatory 14-day quarantine at home under heightened surveillance. 

With very few exceptions, this will apply to all travelers entering Canada by air.

For the students, no separate instructions have been given yet. In order to discourage international travel at this moment, Trudeau said, “With the challenges we currently face with COVID-19, both here at home and abroad, we all agree that now is just not the time to be flying.”

Steps of the Canadian border rules that International Students must take for entering Canada:

To be eligible to enter Canada, an international student must:

  • Be studying at a DLI with an approved readiness plan.
  • Have, or have been approved for, a valid study permit.
  • Be coming to Canada for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
  • Meet the negative COVID-19 laboratory test requirements before boarding a flight to Canada.
  • Undergo a PCR test upon arrival at a Canadian airport.
  • While waiting for test results, students must quarantine for up to three days at a designated hotel at their own expense.
  • Complete the remainder of their 14-day quarantine at their homes in Canada.


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