COVID-19 Returning Traveller FAQ

On May 20, 2020, the province announced that new public health measures for international returning travellers will be implemented in phases.

During the first phase, travellers arriving at the Calgary and Edmonton international airports from outside Canada will be required to pass through a provincial checkpoint where they will need to complete an Alberta isolation plan. Travellers will also undergo a thermal scan, as elevated body temperature is a potential symptom of COVID-19.

All travellers are also encouraged to download the ABTraceTogether app when they arrive in Alberta. The app enhances the current manual tracing process and helps protect people and their loved ones.

This initiative is part of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy to safely begin removing public health restrictions and reopen our economy. For more information, visit alberta.ca/RelaunchStrategy.

Answers to common traveller questions

If I'm returning to Canada, what should I know?

Can I Park My RV on the Street?

Can returning travellers stop to visit family on their way home from their airport or have their family over for visit while they are isolating?

Law Enforcement

See also: Health-Related FAQ
 

Updated: March 27, 2020, at 5:00 pm


If I'm returning to Canada, what should I know?

The Government of Alberta updated the directives for those returning from out-of-country travel and posted them on their website.

The Government of Alberta has also updated directives regarding self-isolation and physical distancing. These important directives can be found on the Government of Alberta website.

It is vital that all returning travellers read and follow these directives.

Updated: April 1, 2020, at 3:30 pm

Can I Park My RV on the Street?

To help those returning from out of province or out of country in recreational vehicles (RVs) self-isolate, residents can now apply for a permit to park their RV on the street for up to 20 days.

The City is enabling an exemption to the Bylaw using the On-Street Construction Permit process. Permits will be granted for a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 20 days

To be eligible for this exemption, residents MUST apply for a permit online by visiting the City website at: https://stalbert.ca/city/approvals/oscp/

Updated: April 5, 2020, at 8:30 am


Can returning travellers stop to visit family on their way home from their airport or have their family over for visit while they are isolating?

The Government of Alberta updated their requirements for those self-isolating or under quarantine due to COVID-19 symptoms, those who have close contact with someone who has tested positive and those returning from or out-of-country travel.

Details on these can be found on the Government of Alberta website.

Updated: March 31, 2020, at 1:41 pm

Law Enforcement

In the video below: Premier Kenney talks about the authority granted to law enforcement agencies to enforce the public health orders and issue significant fines to those who choose to break the law.

Updated: March 27, 2020, at 5:00 pm


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Last edited: May 22, 2020