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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #360 on: February 27, 2021, 11:09:20 PM »
Don't tell them at the border that you are planning that, it will cause a migraine.
Once you are already in Canada, call Public health and notify them that for whatever reason (safety etc.) You had to switch quarantine location.
Thanks. Is there anywhere they say that can be done?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #361 on: February 27, 2021, 11:10:51 PM »
Personal experience

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #362 on: February 27, 2021, 11:12:09 PM »
Personal experience
Thanks. After the new rules?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #363 on: February 27, 2021, 11:14:31 PM »
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #364 on: February 27, 2021, 11:17:14 PM »
But especially after the new rules, the basic rule of thumb at the border is to make things as uncomplicated as possible, because that's where you are most likely to have problems. Once loose in the community, the security companies, and even to a great extent the police, are not very efficient.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #365 on: February 27, 2021, 11:20:14 PM »
But especially after the new rules, the basic rule of thumb at the border is to make things as uncomplicated as possible, because that's where you are most likely to have problems. Once loose in the community, the security companies, and even to a great extent the police, are not very efficient.
My understanding is they got much more strict after the recent new rules, I just want to double check and confirm they don't have a rule against switching. I'm not worried about the border.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #366 on: February 27, 2021, 11:22:05 PM »
They already made a rule against switching in August. They threatened to send my 14 year old son on his way home from camp to an isolation centre because he would need to switch. Like I said, a migraine.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #367 on: February 27, 2021, 11:31:51 PM »
Thanks. Is there anywhere they say that can be done?
I just finshed a quarantine and had to change addresses. I used the 'Updating Information After Arriving in Canada' form at the bottom of this page. I got an automated email with a copy of message right away and then never heard from them. I've heard that they take forever to respond to messaged there (if ever) so idk how it works if they want to check on you...

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #368 on: February 28, 2021, 01:05:59 PM »

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #369 on: March 08, 2021, 02:02:07 PM »
Family of mine is thinking of visiting elderly grandparents in Toronto for pesach - driving from buffalo. (all will be vaccinated in toronto and NYers)- family traveling in will be driving through buffalo and are dual citizens. I cant seem to get a clear answer as to how quarantine works especially on yuntif with phones being off. If you know of how it works please let me know. thanks in advance.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #370 on: March 08, 2021, 02:05:13 PM »
Family of mine is thinking of visiting elderly grandparents in Toronto for pesach - driving from buffalo. (all will be vaccinated in toronto and NYers)- family traveling in will be driving through buffalo and are dual citizens. I cant seem to get a clear answer as to how quarantine works especially on yuntif with phones being off. If you know of how it works please let me know. thanks in advance.
If they call you on yom tov you don't answer and then it's up to them to decide if they want to come check on you because you're not answering the phone. If you're keeping the quarantine then there's nothing to be afraid of- worst case scenario they knock on your door. I doubt they can prosecute you for missing their phone call.

One thing to think about is that you do have to show them ID when they come check on you.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #371 on: March 08, 2021, 02:05:48 PM »
Vaccination doesn't make any difference.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #372 on: March 08, 2021, 02:09:45 PM »
They will need to have taken a PCR(not rapid) test within 72 hours of arrival at the border.
The guards will give two more test kits to test themselves in Toronto, which they will send in.
They will have to quarantine  for two weeks.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #373 on: March 08, 2021, 02:47:43 PM »
The guards will give two more test kits to test themselves in Toronto, which they will send in.
They will have to quarantine  for two weeks.

What's the point of testing at the border if you have to quarantine anyway and have a recent negative PCR?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #374 on: March 08, 2021, 02:48:53 PM »
What's the point of testing at the border if you have to quarantine anyway and have a recent negative PCR?
The tests aren't done at the border.