When Ron Daymond and Evelyn Herskovitz returned to the Canadian land border on May 22 after a day trip to Plattsburgh, New York, they were stunned to be ordered to quarantine for 14 days.
The fully vaccinated couple claimed a border officer told them they needed to quarantine because they did not complete the ArriveCAN app.
“It’s ludicrous,” said Herskovitz from her home in Montreal. “People don’t even have to quarantine for 14 days now when they have COVID, so it doesn’t make any sense.”
Most travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people have been lifted by the federal government. However, they must still use the ArriveCAN mobile app or desktop version to submit their travel and COVID-19-related health information to Canada within 72 hours of their arrival.
Failure to do so may result in a 14-day quarantine and a $5,000 fine.