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Canada just announced that they will be issuing a mandatory 14 day quarantine for anybody entering in their country after midnight tonight.
Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s deputy prime minister, stated:
“We have decided that now is the time to make that measure mandatory, I think we all really appreciate that is so important to have this self-isolation to protect the health and safety of Canadians.”
We are now seeing more locations ramp up these mandatory 14 day quarantines.
For example, we saw Hawaii and Alaska implement a 14 day quarantine for all travelers entering in to the state. And we also saw a 14 day quarantine implemented in Florida for passengers arriving from certain states in the Tri-State area like New York.
It seems like the authorities are taking violations of these quarantines much more serious than the lockdowns.
I’ve read up on a lot of the lockdowns issued for different states and cities and it seems like the authorities are being very conservative and understanding when it comes to enforcing those movement and travel restrictions.
But when it comes to quarantines, things seem to be much more serious. The fines are typically much higher and jail time is an option for violators, sometimes for long periods up to one year.
We are still awaiting full details on the mandatory quarantine for Canada and it will be interesting to see what other countries and states decide to proceed with their own quarantine.
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Daniel Gillaspia is the Founder of UponArriving.com and creator of the credit card app, WalletFlo. He is a former attorney turned full-time credit card rewards/travel expert and has earned and redeemed millions of miles to travel the globe. Since 2014, his content has been featured in major publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes, CNBC, US News, and Business Insider. Find his full bio here.