Quarantining in Alberta

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Wondering about the requirements for quarantining in Alberta? Here’s some useful information:

Albertans are legally required to isolate for:

  • 14 days if they returned to or entered Alberta from outside Canada or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19
  • 10 days if they have any symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition: cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat
    • The mandatory isolation period is 10 days from the start of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer.
  • You are legally required to isolate for a minimum of 10 days if you have tested positive for COVID-19.
    • Isolation period is for 10 days from the start of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer.
  • If you tested negative and have known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.
    • But, if you tested negative and have no known exposure to the virus, you are not legally required to isolate. However, it is important to stay home until your symptoms resolve so that you do not infect others.
  • You are legally required to isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms if you are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19
    • If you become sick with cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat during this time, you must isolate for an additional 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer.

 

If you are a traveller:

  • You are legally required to isolate for 14 days if you return to or enter Alberta from outside Canada.
  • If you become sick with cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat during this time, you must isolate for an additional 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer.

When you arrive in Alberta by land or air from international destination, you must:

  • stop at the provincial checkpoint for screening:
    • submit a questionnaire detailing your mandatory 14-day isolation plan
    • undergo a touch-free temperature check
    • disclose any COVID-19 symptoms
  • provide the Government of Canada basic information using the traveller contact information form, available through the ArriveCAN mobile app
  • travel directly to your isolation location
    • If you do not comply with mandatory isolation requirements there are a number of enforcement measures in place, including issuing fines.

For more detailed information, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-travel-advice.aspx