Accommodations will cost $2,000 per person - which includes the cost of private tests and the hotel stay.
Nightly rates at the Alt Hotel Toronto Airport and the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Toronto Pearson International Airport, two of the hotels named Friday as participants in the government quarantine program, start at $339 and $319, respectively, for a single person being quarantined, employees answering the phone at those hotels said.
The federal government released a list Friday of 11 approved hotels in the four cities where worldwide flights are permitted to land.
A Canadian government web page listing the government-authorized hotels says that the price of the three-night stay includes costs associated with food, room, infection and control measures, security and transportation.
At the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, the three-day quarantine stay for one person costs $1,272 plus tax. Those with negative results on their arrival tests will be able to take connecting flights to their final destinations.
Starting Sunday in Canada, non-essential travellers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test from up to 72 hours before their departure time and reserve a hotel for three nights prior to departure at their own expense.
The new rule is set to officially come into effect for all travellers entering Canada on Monday, Feb. 22, and the government has finally released the list of approved quarantine hotels for the four cities permitted to accept worldwide travellers: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
When he announced the program on January 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the cost would exceed $2,000 per person.
22, travelers returning to Canada will be required to quarantine at a government-authorized and supervised hotel.
Minister of Health Patty Hajdu talks about the importance of quarantining after travelling.
Earlier this month, health officials announced additional measures for worldwide travellers coming into Canada.
"The quarantine is in place for a very important goal".
"It also allows for the positive test to be. sequenced for any variants".
All hotel bookings under the program are being managed by American Express Global Business Travel, a multinational travel company.