The Government of Canada has announced its intention to extend the obligation to undergo 14-day quarantine after entering the country. This rule applies to travelers.
It is reported by CBC News.
The lines of the previous government decision expire today, June 30th.
“The government intends to continue 14-day mandatory self-isolation in accordance with the Federal Law on Quarantine, which has been in force since March 25,” it was informed.
How long the rules will be extended is not yet known.
According to a government decree, all Canadians returning from travel, as well as tourists, are allowed to isolate themselves for 14 days. During this time, the traveler must report the development of any symptoms of COVID-19, if any. An important clarification – a citizen does not have the right to stop somewhere on the way to the place of isolation.
The decision also says that it is forbidden to go to self-isolation in a place where a person can contact someone. This is especially true of possible contacts with older people.
If, during isolation, a citizen develops symptoms of coronavirus infection, then the isolation period will continue for another 14 days.
For non-compliance with the conditions of self-isolation, citizens face a fine of up to 750 thousand US dollars or imprisonment for a period of six months. If someone threatens another person’s life by intentionally or recklessly violating the action, the punishment is even greater: $ 1 million or three years in prison, or both.
At the moment, the borders of Canada are closed until July 21. Only important trips are allowed.