Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced more coronavirus restrictions, including mandatory quarantines.
In addition to the pre-boarding COVID-19 test that Canada already requires, travelers arriving in the country will now be required to take a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test at the airport. They then will be required to quarantine, at their own expense, in a hotel room for up to three days while they await the test results.
Trudeau estimates that the total cost to travelers will be more than $2,000. The price tag includes the test, security, food and cost to hotels to keep their employees safe. While people are already required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, Trudeau hopes requiring them to stay at a hotel at their own cost will discourage vacations.