Ottawa has no plans to force land travellers to quarantine in hotels — at least not yet

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The federal government has no immediate plans to force non-essential travellers entering Canada by land to spend part of their quarantine in a pricey hotel, CBC News has learned. That means Canadian snowbirds who flew to the U.S. and shipped their cars across the land border won’t be subject to a hotel stay after driving back into Canada — at least not at this time. Tougher land border requirements could come at a later date, said Mary-Liz Power, spokesperson for Public Safety Minister, Bill Blair. “We have not rejected the idea of imposing further measures … at the land border,” which already has a tight regime, Power told CBC News in an email. Meanwhile, as early as Thursday, snowbirds and most other travellers entering Canada by air will face tough new measures designed to discourage international travel during the pandemic.