Asymptomatic travelers will be allowed to travel from the airport to their homes by their own means, and they will be provided with a mask to wear on their journey “should they become ill.”
Symptomatic travellers will be provided with medical transportation. If those travelers can’t get home or they live with vulnerable individuals, they will be put “in a federal quarantine” site.
Tam confirmed that there are multiple Canadians currently being held in federal quarantine sites, including a Vancouver individual who is sick, a couple from Quebec that lives with an immunocompromised individual, and a truck driver who is sick.
“Overall, I have to say Canadians are very collaborative,” she said, adding that the Quarantine Act simply introduces “an additional message about the seriousness of self-isolation.”