Emergency measures due to COVID-19, 14-day quarantine policy for entrants to Canada
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada is currently implementing a 14-day quarantine for all arrivals, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.
Students entering Canada to attend school and classes for the September 2020 semester may also be required to quarantine for 14 days at this time. Of course, this is the current standard of emergency measures announced so far, and it may change depending on the degree of each country of Corona 19 or the situation of the region you are leaving or passing through.
Therefore, students entering September 2020 are advised to familiarize themselves with the following information in preparation for the 14-day quarantine.
14-day self-quarantine for arrivals from Canada and penalties for violations
- If it is confirmed that the 14-day quarantine will continue until the September 2020 semester, it is necessary to schedule and book flights to Canada at least two weeks before the start of classes in early September.
- Download and run the ‘ArriveCan’ app on your mobile phone before leaving for Canada.
- Upon arrival, you will be asked how to receive basic food and medicine during quarantine, and you must answer this question. In other words, prior to entering the country, you must determine a place for quarantine where you will receive daily necessities such as food.
- The address to be quarantined must not be a place where the elderly over 65 years of age or those who are vulnerable to infection due to underlying diseases live.
- You must present your personal means of transportation to the place of quarantine, and public transportation is not available. And you must wear a mask while on the go.
- Entrants must not go out for 14 days from the place they designated themselves.
- If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 while in quarantine, you must immediately report it to Health Canada.
- Canadian authorities can investigate in a variety of ways whether the entrant is properly quarantined at the place submitted.
- If you violate the above, you will be fined up to 6 months in prison or $750,000 (approximately 70 million won) for violating the Quarantine Act.
- If you willfully or recklessly violate the containment laws, putting another person in danger of imminent death or seriously injuring another person, you may be fined up to $1 million, jail time up to 3 years, or both you will be punished.
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