Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on January 29 that all travellers entering Canada by air would have to quarantine in a hotel for three days at their own expense. This mandatory stay in a government-authorized hotel will come into effect on February 22.
The price was estimated to be more than $2000 but it seems to be less than what was estimated.
According to an article published by National Post nightly rates at the Alt Hotel Toronto Airport and the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Toronto Pearson International Airport, two of the hotels named Friday as participants in the government quarantine program, start at $339 and $319, respectively, for a single person being quarantined, employees answering the phone at those hotels said.
“The hotels are doing the billing directly and different hotels will have different rates,” Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Friday. “The hotels are setting the price based on their own deliberations on their own expenses.”
Here is the list of government-authorized hotels:
- Alt Hotel Pearson Airport
- Four Points by Sheraton and Element Toronto Airport
- Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
- Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport
- Aloft Montreal Airport
- Crowne Plaza Montreal Airport
- Holiday Inn Express and Suites Montreal Airport
- Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal
- Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport
- Acclaim Hotel
- Marriott Calgary Airport
After flying into Canada, travellers are required to show proof of a pre-paid booking at one of the hotels.Travellers are required to make their own bookings through a central reservation number. The phone number is 1-800-294-8253 from within North America and 1-613-830-2992 (collect) from outside of North America.
The mandatory hotel rules do not apply to air crews, those deemed an essential service by the Chief Public Health Officer, emergency services workers (such as firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics or soldiers) arriving to provide that service or returning from providing it, some government officials and some other exempt travellers.
Source: National Post & CBC