The list of quarantine hotels in Canada: Mandatory stay for air travellers

Canada has imposed more restrictions on travellers to Canada. Starting from Feb 21, 2021, at 11:59 pm, you must follow the new rules if you are travelling by air. One of the main changes is a mandatory three-night stay at a quarantine-hotel. Of course, you may only book a government-approved hotel. Continue reading to learn the new measures and explore the list of quarantine hotels in Canada.

What are the new measures for air travellers?

Air travellers to Canada must take the following measures (exceptions apply):

  1. Travel to Canada only if you are exempt from travel restrictions (e.g. certain Canadians’ family members).
  2. Install ArriveCAN.
  3. Book an approved quarantine hotel room for three nights before your departure.
  4. Register the proof of booking in ArriveCAN
  5. Take a COVID-19 molecular test in less than 72 hours before arrival in Canada. Do not take a rapid test!
  6. Have a 14-day quarantine plan in place and register it in ArriveCAN.
  7. Travel to Canada only if you have taken all the previous steps and your COVID-19 test is negative.
  8. At the time of arrival, give another COVID-19 molecular test at the airport.
  9. Stay at the quarantine hotel for three days.
  10. Complete your 14-day self-isolation either in the same hotel or elsewhere.

Of course, if you take all these steps and your airport-COVID-19-test is also negative, then you may step out of quarantine.

The list of Quarantine hotels in Canada

The following shows the list of approved hotels. Do not book another hotel for the first three nights of your stay in Canada. However, after the third night, you may switch your location based on your quarantine plan.

  • Alberta: Calgary International Airport (YYC)
    • Acclaim Hotel
    • Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
  • British Columbia: Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
    • Fairmont Vancouver Airport
    • Radisson Vancouver Airport
    • The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport
  • Ontario: Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ)
    • Alt Hotel Pearson Airport
    • Fairfield Inn & Suites Toronto Airport
    • Four Points by Sheraton
    • Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
    • Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport
  • Quebec: Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
    • Aloft Montreal Airport
    • Crowne Plaza Montreal Airport
    • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Montreal Airport
    • Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal

How to book a quarantine hotel room

You must call GB Travel Canada Inc. by phone to book a quarantine hotel room. The phone numbers are as follows:

  • +1 (800) 294-8253 (toll-free within North America)
  • +1 (613) 830-2992 (long-distance call from anywhere in this world)

You may call them seven days a week from 8 am to 11 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time). Please note that the only way you can book a quarantine hotel room is by phone.

The information they need to book the hotel room

To book a quarantine hotel room, you must present the following information:

  • The traveller’s personal information (name, date of birth, gender, and email address)
  • Confirmation of flight reservation
  • Arrival date and city
  • Special requests and pet information if applicable
  • Payment information

Of course, be ready for any other potential questions based on your circumstances.

What will the quarantine hotel offer to you?

The hotel will offer the following services to you within those three nights:

  • room,
  • food,
  • security,
  • transportation, and
  • control measures and infection prevention.

I highly recommend that you plan and call them as soon as possible. Nonetheless, you must contact GB Travel Canada Inc. within 48 hours before your travel to Canada. They receive a lot of calls nowadays, and you may face delays.

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