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Travellers booking COVID-19 quarantine hotels report long wait times, lack of options

Before flying to visit relatives in Taiwan during a family health scare earlier this year, Dr. Rosa Wu, a psychotherapist who lives in the Vancouver area, weighed the pros and cons of travelling as Canada promised to implement stricter travel measures in the coming weeks. What she didn’t anticipate was how difficult it would…

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‘It’s inconvenient and very expensive’: 5 Vancouver hotels approved for government quarantine

New mandatory quarantine rules are now in effect for international travellers landing in Canada. Vancouver is one of four locations in Canada where travellers must fly into and quarantine in a government-designated hotel until they get a negative COVID-19 test result. That could take up to three days, and travellers will be on the…

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Flying back to Canada? Here’s what you can expect at the new COVID-19 quarantine hotels

The federal government has a message for Canadians: Now is not the time to travel. On Monday, Canada’s mandatory COVID-19 quarantine hotel stays will go into effect. The new rule is part of an effort to reduce non-essential travel and get ahead of the new virus variants — three of which have already been…