PC 2020-0967 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order – Mandatory Isolation, No. 8

Date Announced:

November 29, 2020

Active Period:

This Order comes into force at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on November 29, 2020 and ceases to have effect at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on January 21, 2021. Repealed by PC 2021-0001.


This order is 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 have reasonable grounds to suspect they have COVID-19, have signs and symptoms of COVID-19, or know they have COVID-19 upon entry into Canada are required to Covid Prevention Measures>Quarantine or isolate for 14 days, including asymptomatic persons, with limited exceptions; (3) exempt athletes and support personnel participating in or engaging in certain high-performance international single sport events from the requirement to Covid Prevention Measures>Quarantine under specified conditions; (4) remove clauses that are expired, and update clause references accordingly; and (5) make minor edits for improved readability.

Departments and Agencies:

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

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



athletes | compassionate grounds

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