Do I need to stay in a quarantine hotel if I've recovered from COVID?


I had COVID and recovered while I was away this winter and will be flying back to Canada soon.

I have heard that people who have had COVID and recovered are exempt from having to stay in a quarantine hotel when returning to Canada. Is this true?


If you have had COVID and recovered, you are exempt from both the COVID test upon arrival in Canada and the mandatory hotel quarantine if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are travelling to Canada by air (individuals travelling to Canada by land are not subject to the mandatory hotel quarantine)
  • You tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 and 90 days prior to the day you arrive in Canada.
  • Every person in your party over the age of 5 must be able to produce a POSITIVE Covid PCR test from when you had COVID, showing the date on which you tested positive. 

Details about the exemption from arrival testing can be found on the Government of Canada website here.

Details about the exemption from the hotel quarantine requirement can be found on the Government of Canada website here under “Already Exempt from the requirement of having to undergo arrival testing”

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