Several travellers getting robocalls reminding them to quarantine — even if the rules say they don’t have to – CBC

Fully vaccinated Canadians have been exempt from quarantine since July 5

Aug 10, 2021

Several travellers have told CBC News they received dozens of calls and emails from the Canadian government asking them to verify they’re self isolating — with one couple getting a visit from police — even though fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents have been allowed to skip quarantine when returning home from abroad for more than a month.

The travellers say they were fully vaccinated for over two weeks before their trips and tested negative for COVID-19 and they had downloaded their proof of vaccination onto ArriveCan, a mobile app developed by the Canadian government.

Janice Sills, who lives in Woodstock, Ont., says the calls from the government started after she was denied entry at the Detroit-Windsor border crossing on July 6.

Sills says she and her husband Henry, who’s an American citizen and Canadian permanent resident, wanted to see their family in the United States. Border officials said her husband could go through since he was American, but that she couldn’t as it was deemed to be a non-essential trip.

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