Trudeau said that beginning at midnight, if asymptomatic travellers cannot explain a “credible quarantine plan,” they will be required to quarantine in a set location, such as a hotel.
Trudeau said this is a “strengthening” of the Quarantine Act orders.
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He said “inadequate quarantine plans” would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination.
“We now have the authority to require [travellers] to self-isolate for two weeks at a quarantine location like a hotel,” he said.
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According to Trudeau, the government will also be allocating $20 million for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to “strengthen inspections and keep our food supply safe.”
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