British Columbians and Canadians should avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada, including to the United States.
It is mandatory that anyone arriving in British Columbia from outside of Canada self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon their arrival. Returning travellers that develop respiratory symptoms are also required to self-isolate for a period of 10 days after the onset of symptoms, or when the symptoms resolve, whichever is later.
Example 1: Respiratory symptoms appear five days after returning to Canada. Self-isolate for 10 additional days for a total of 15 days.
Example 2: Respiratory symptoms appear two days after returning to Canada. Self-isolate for 10 additional days for a total of 12 days.
As of March 25, 2020, this is mandatory under the Quarantine Act
Please visit the self-isolation page for details about self-isolating and self-monitoring for incoming travelers.
British Columbians should monitor their health while they are travelling and after they return. If you have any symptoms at all of a cold or influenza, even if they're mild, stay away from others.
The Government of Canada has put in place enhanced border measures at Canadian airports and land borders to help identify any travellers returning to Canada who may be ill—regardless of where they are coming from. This includes making information readily available and raising awareness among all travellers about what they should do if they develop symptoms of COVID-19. Any person entering Canada by air, sea or land is required to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19.