Five additional hotels in Richmond are available to travellers returning to Canada via Vancouver International Airport.
Following significant booking delays, the federal government this week approved the addition of six hotels in total, five of which are in Richmond, to quarantine international travellers who are landing at YVR.
As of Feb. 21, air travellers are required to take a test upon arrival and spend three days of their 14 days quarantine period in a pre-booked hotel that had been approved by the government.
However, there were only five government-approved hotels and one booking system, which led to long wait times on the phone as people tried to book their mandatory accommodation.
Six hotels have been added to the list of government-approved accommodation:
Abercorn Inn Vancouver Airport (Richmond)
Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport (Richmond)
Quality Hotel Airport South Hill (Richmond)
Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport (Richmond)
Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Vancouver Airport (Richmond)
Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel (Vancouver)
Previously approved quarantine hotels:
Days Inn by Wyndham
Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Radisson Vancouver Airport
Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport
Travellers will still be required to complete the remaining of their mandatory 14-day quarantine after their mandatory hotel stopover. They will also be required to take another COVID-19 test on day 10 at their homes of their 14-day quarantine.