The price of the necessary three-day lodge quarantine that goes into impact on Monday seems to be nicely under the $2,000-per-person price ticket cited by officers once they introduced the brand new program.
Nightly charges on the Alt Hotel Toronto Airport and the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Toronto Pearson International Airport, two of the lodges named Friday as individuals within the authorities quarantine program, begin at $339 and $319, respectively, for a single particular person being quarantined, staff answering the telephone at these lodges mentioned.
Those charges embody all prices related to the quarantine, together with meals and safety, the workers mentioned.
At the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, the three-day quarantine keep for one particular person prices $1,272 plus tax. That contains meals for 3 days and $75 for safety, an worker mentioned.
11 lodges accepted
The federal authorities launched Friday a record of 11 lodges the place air travellers arriving in Canada can full the necessary quarantine interval.
As of Monday, all air travellers getting back from non-essential worldwide journeys must isolate in one of many accepted amenities, at their very own expense, for as much as 72 hours whereas they await the outcomes of a polymerase chain response check (generally generally known as a PCR check) taken upon arrival.
Travellers should additionally produce destructive COVID-19 outcomes from exams taken 72 hours earlier than boarding their flights to Canada.
Travellers flying into Canada from overseas will land in one among 4 cities — Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto or Montreal — and are chargeable for reserving their very own rooms there even when they plan on travelling on to different locations. Those with destructive outcomes on their arrival exams will be capable to take connecting flights to their closing locations.
When he introduced this system on Jan. 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned the fee would exceed $2,000 per particular person.
Some Canadians overseas instructed CBC they plan to vary their routes house and cross the border by land, as an alternative of air, to bypass Canada’s dear new lodge quarantine requirement.
Martin Firestone, a journey insurance coverage dealer and president of Travel Secure Inc., mentioned a few of his shoppers have prolonged their stays overseas or are planning to drive throughout a land border to keep away from the lodge quarantine.
“None of them are planning on doing the hotel quarantine,” Firestone mentioned.
WATCH | Health minister Patty Hajdu on the necessary quarantine program
At a press convention on Friday, Health Minister Patty Hajdu mentioned the brand new journey measures will assist forestall the importation of further COVID-19 circumstances and enhance well being officers’ understanding of the virus.
“The quarantine is in place for a very important purpose. It allows … for a person to be tested for COVID and for Canada to receive the results of that test prior to any onward travels,” mentioned Hajdu.
“It also allows for the positive test to be … sequenced for any variants. It’s very important right now that we understand what the virus looks like as it changes and as it shifts, both here domestically in Canada but also in an international context, so we can continue to monitor COVID in Canada.”
All lodge bookings underneath this system are being managed by American Express Global Business Travel, a multinational journey firm. To ebook a room, travellers must name 1-800-294-8253.
At a press convention on Friday, Trudeau addressed points travellers have had with reaching the telephone line the Canadian authorities arrange for them to make reservations on the designated quarantine lodges.
“Our officials are working very hard to ensure that quarantine system is in place by Monday, and we will be able to communicate with Canadians with regard to instructions on how to comply with those measures,” Trudeau mentioned.
Multiple calls to the identical telephone line by The Canadian Press went unanswered Friday morning.
Below is a present record of accepted lodges. The authorities says the record is incomplete and will likely be finalized within the coming days.
Calgary International Airport (YYC)
- Acclaim Hotel
- Marriott Calgary Airport
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
- Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport
Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ)
- Alt Hotel Pearson Airport
- Four Points by Sheraton and Element Toronto Airport
- Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
- Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport
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