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Travel

British Columbians and Canadians are still encouraged to avoid all non-essential travel.
For information related to confirmed cases of COVID-19 on domestic and international flights, please visit our Public Exposures page. 

International travel

Unless you are exempt, all travellers arriving in B.C. from outside of Canada are required by law to self-isolate for 14 days and complete a self-isolation plan. Travellers must submit a B.C. self-isolation plan and complete the federal ArriveCAN application prior or upon arrival in B.C. More information is available on the BC Government website for returning travellers. 

Border screening

The Government of Canada has put in place enhanced border measures at Canadian airports, land and sea 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.

Go to the Government of Canada for the latest travel information,  travel alerts and advice for travellers without symptoms returning to Canada

Domestic travel and travel within the province

British Columbians are encouraged to stay in their own communities and avoid non-essential travel at this time. As the province moves into phase 2 and phase 3 of B.C.’s Restart Plan, more guidance on travel within the province will be provided. This includes trips to smaller communities, cabins and campgrounds.

Some people may need to travel for work, to transport goods and services, or for other legitimate reasons such as helping a family member in need. The transportation network including highways, ferries and border crossings remain open to allow people to get where they need to go.

Cruise ships

Canadians are also being advised to avoid all cruise ship travel due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.  

Monitoring your health

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. 

For information related to confirmed cases of COVID-19 on cruise ships, visit our Public Exposures page. 

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