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Trudeau to End Hotel Quarantines for Vaccinated Canadians

  • First phase of multistage border reopening to begin in July
  • Exemption won’t apply to tourists, foreign business travelers
An arriving traveler walks toward a mandatory Covid-19 testing area at Toronto’s Pearson airport in February.
An arriving traveler walks toward a mandatory Covid-19 testing area at Toronto’s Pearson airport in February.Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is ending mandatory hotel quarantines for vaccinated Canadian residents arriving by air.

Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced that Canadian citizens, permanent residents and essential workers who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to spend three days isolating in a government-approved hotel. Instead, they’ll be permitted to quarantine at home while they wait for the results of a test on arrival.