PC 2020-0840 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order – Mandatory Isolation, No. 7

Date Announced:

October 30, 2020

Active Period:

This Order comes into force at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on October 30, 2020. Sections 15 to 24 come into force at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on November 20, 2020. This Order ceases to have effect at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 2020. Repealed by PC 2021-0967.


This order is to to (1) support Canada’s continued focus on reducing the introduction and further spread of COVID-19 by decreasing the risk of importing cases from outside the country; (2) maintain the previous requirements that all persons who enter Canada, whether by air, land, rail and sea, are required to answer questions to determine if they have signs or symptoms of COVID-19, and, with limited exceptions, Covid Prevention Measures>Quarantine or isolate for 14 days from the day upon which they entered Canada; (3) continue to require persons entering Canada to provide information requested; (4) introduce authorities to mandate pre-border and post-border information reporting for travelers; (5) specify further conditions on the compassionate grounds exemption; (6) add exemptions relating to students who regularly cross the Canada-U.S. border for school, dependent children subject to cross-border custody arrangements, residents of certain isolated cross-border communities and persons denied entry to the U.S. at a land border and immediately turned back; and (7) enable joint federal-provincial pilot projects for an alternative approach to the current 14-day Covid Prevention Measures>Quarantine requirement.

Departments and Agencies:

Health Canada | Privy Council Office | Public Health Agency of Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



alternatives to Covid Prevention Measures>Quarantine | compassionate grounds | dependant children | regular Canada-U.S. border crossers

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