PC 2021-1050 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order – Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations

Date Announced:

December 20, 2021

Active Period:

7.19 (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Order comes into force at 00:01:00 EST on December 21, 2021. (2) Sections 7.1 to 7.16 come into force at 00:01:00 EST on January 15, 2022. This Order ceases to have effect at 23:59:59 EST on January 31, 2022. Repealed by PC 2022-0042.


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) continue to require all persons who enter Canada, whether by air, land, or water, to provide accurate contact information for the first 14 days in Canada, and to answer questions to determine if they have signs or symptoms of COVID-19; (3) maintain all requirements for unvaccinated travellers subject to limited exceptions, to have a negative COVID-19 molecular test result before entering Canada (or proof of prior infection), to undergo testing when entering and once again later in the 14-day post entry period, and to Covid Prevention Measures>Quarantine upon entry into Canada; (4) revise some border measures in response to increasing cases associated with COVID-19 variants of concern in Canada; (5) extend the duration of the measures until January 31, 2022.

Departments and Agencies:

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

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



COVID-19 molecular test | unvaccinated travellers | varients of concern

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