Mandatory hotel quarantines for refugees will be covered by the federal government
Effective February 22, 2021, most travellers arriving in Canada will have to stay up to three nights in government-approved hotels while they await their COVID-19 test results. Travellers will have to pay about $2000 for the hotel out of their own pockets. The new rules should limit international travel and curb the desire of Canadians to leave the country. Mandatory hotel quarantines for refugees will be covered by the federal government. The federal government will also cover the cost of mandatory COVID-19 testing on arrival for refugees. At the same time, refugees will not stay in the same hotels as Canadians returning home. Accommodation of refugees is carried out by the government and resettlement organizations. Canada will also pay refugees to retest for COVID-19, which is now required 10 days after the first.