As of Feb. 22, new rules came into effect for passengers traveling by air. Travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 report taken up to 72 hours before their departure time. Passengers also have to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada. Travellers have to reserve a government-approved hotel for three nights. The new rules have created chaos among some travellers.
The hotel quarantine would cost each passenger around $2,000 for three days, including food security, transportation, infection prevention, and control measures.
Some passengers complained about the long wait to access the hotel booking system while others have been forced cancel their flights as they have been unable to book a hotel.