COVID-19 | Travel Information

Travel Advisory (Updated February 25, 2021):

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is strongly advised that Canadians cancel or postpone non-essential travel plans outside of Canada.  Those who travel face new public health measures and expenses when they return to Canada. For comprehensive information on travelling, including requirements for travellers flying or driving to Canada please visit: 

What is essential travel?

Individual circumstances may affect whether a trip is considered essential or non-essential. Essential travel within B.C. includes:

  • Regular travel for work within your region
  • Travel for things like medical appointments and hospital visits
  • For example, if you live in Vancouver and work in Surrey you can continue to commute. 

If you need to travel for essential reasons, take the same health and safety precautions you do at home.

  • Wash your hands often
  • Practice safe distancing, 2 m
  • Travel only with yourself, household or pandemic bubble
  • Stick to the outdoors whenever possible
  • Clean spaces often
  • Wear a mask in indoor spaces

For more information visit:

  • British Columbians who have traveled outside Canada and returned to Canada, on or after March 12, 2020,  have been ordered by the Provincial Medical Health Officer to self-isolate for 14 days. Read the Provincial Medical Health Officer’s Order to Travellers.

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