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Coronavirus: Can I self-isolate at an Airbnb after arriving in Canada?

FILE - This Feb. 22, 2018, file photo shows an Airbnb logo during an event in San Francisco. Airbnb's Chief Operating Officer Belinda Johnson is stepping down from her post in order to achieve a better work-life balance. Johnson will join the San Francisco-based company's board. CEO Brian Chesky said in a statement Friday, Nov. 22, 2018 that Johnson was the first executive he hired for Airbnb. She's worked for the business since 2011.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

You can self-isolate for two weeks at an Airbnb after arriving in Canada

Create an isolation plan on the ArriveCAN app before entering the country

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Cathy: “Can my friend book an Airbnb to quarantine after arriving in Canada from the United States?”



There are no rules barring someone from isolating at an Airbnb or other short-term accommodation, like a hotel.

Cathy’s friend will need to complete a self-isolation plan using the ArriveCAN smartphone app, showing they have accommodation booked for two weeks.

The traveller’s plan will also need to include plans to have food, medication and other essentials brought to them without leaving their place of isolation.

B.C.’s provincial health officer and the federal government have both issued orders requiring almost all travellers entering the country to self-isolate for 14 days upong arrival in the country.

The federal order, under the Quarantine Act, is enforceable by the police, with a maximum penalty of $750,000, six months in jail, or both.

You can learn more about self-isolation requirements from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. 

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