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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #90 on: November 03, 2020, 03:38:52 PM »

From the article it's clear you don't..



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From their website it seems clear you do
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #91 on: November 03, 2020, 04:25:20 PM »
People also likely wouldn't arrive on Shabbos :)

I wasn't referring to the initial check-in, I was referring to this:
You can still call every day besides yom tov as mentioned
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #92 on: December 07, 2020, 04:21:05 PM »
Someone just called me from EY today asking for travel insurance for a visit to the US and one day in Canada. I knew he's a Canadian, so I didn't question how he planned to enter Canada, but I asked him how he's planning to leave Canada after just one day. He was totally unaware of quarantine requirements (nor did his travel agent know anything about it apparently, as he booked and sold the ticket).

Is there any way this person might be able to enter Canada (YYZ) via air from the US and fly YYZ-TLV the next day (or later in the day, but after exiting the airport)?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #93 on: December 07, 2020, 04:22:42 PM »
Someone just called me from EY today asking for travel insurance for a visit to the US and one day in Canada. I knew he's a Canadian, so I didn't question how he planned to enter Canada, but I asked him how he's planning to leave Canada after just one day. He was totally unaware of quarantine requirements (nor did his travel agent know anything about it apparently, as he booked and sold the ticket).

Is there any way this person might be able to enter Canada (YYZ) via air from the US and fly YYZ-TLV the next day (or later in the day, but after exiting the airport)?
My understanding is that they have no way of stopping you from leaving and once they are told you are out of the country it ends.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #94 on: December 07, 2020, 06:05:50 PM »
My understanding is that they have no way of stopping you from leaving and once they are told you are out of the country it ends.
+1.

YMMV, but I know many many people who have come and gone within their 14 day quarantine.  I think most just said "I'm not sure how long I'm staying" on the way in, and had no problems on the way out.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #95 on: December 07, 2020, 07:30:14 PM »
My understanding is that they have no way of stopping you from leaving and once they are told you are out of the country it ends.

Does @PlatinumGuy concur, or is there something to be concerned about בדיני שמים?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #96 on: December 07, 2020, 07:35:12 PM »
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #97 on: December 07, 2020, 08:19:05 PM »
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #98 on: December 07, 2020, 08:31:17 PM »
Someone just called me from EY today asking for travel insurance for a visit to the US and one day in Canada. I knew he's a Canadian, so I didn't question how he planned to enter Canada, but I asked him how he's planning to leave Canada after just one day. He was totally unaware of quarantine requirements (nor did his travel agent know anything about it apparently, as he booked and sold the ticket).

Is there any way this person might be able to enter Canada (YYZ) via air from the US and fly YYZ-TLV the next day (or later in the day, but after exiting the airport)?
If he will tell the border agent that he stays for 1 day, he'll be refused entry. You MUST come with the intention of quarantining 14 days,otherwise you'll be sent back even though you're canadian. Unless he is an essential worker or enters for business reasons.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #99 on: December 07, 2020, 09:05:17 PM »
If he will tell the border agent that he stays for 1 day, he'll be refused entry. You MUST come with the intention of quarantining 14 days,otherwise you'll be sent back even though you're canadian. Unless he is an essential worker or enters for business reasons.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #100 on: December 08, 2020, 03:38:39 PM »
Is there any way this person might be able to enter Canada (YYZ) via air from the US and fly YYZ-TLV the next day (or later in the day, but after exiting the airport)?
I did precisely that in October. I arrived in YYZ in the evening and told them I would quarantine in an empty house until my flight the next afternoon. They had no problem with that. (My wife and some of my kids are Canadian)

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #101 on: December 08, 2020, 04:16:23 PM »
I did precisely that in October. I arrived in YYZ in the evening and told them I would quarantine in an empty house until my flight the next afternoon. They had no problem with that. (My wife and some of my kids are Canadian)
YMMV. I'd at least try to say I'm not sure how long I'm staying.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #102 on: December 08, 2020, 07:52:12 PM »
Did anyone try calling these numbers?
Canadian border information
1204-983-3500
1506-636-5064

From Canada you can call 800-461-9999

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #103 on: December 08, 2020, 08:02:26 PM »
YMMV. I'd at least try to say I'm not sure how long I'm staying.
While they may try to make you problems they have no legal right to do so (if your a Canadian), so while I wouldn't go advertising it, you should be fine nonetheless.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #104 on: December 31, 2020, 07:37:21 PM »
As of Jan 7,  Canada will require passengers aged 5 and up to show a negative PCR test from less than 72 hours before boarding any flight to Canada.

A 14-day quarantine will still be mandatory, and passengers will have to present a quarantine plan. If their plan is deemed inadequate then they may have to quarantine in a government quarantine facility.

I think this is nuts. If requiring a negative PCR test then they should at least shorten the quarantine or just expand the Alberta system ASAP.

ETA: Full government news release here.
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