Announcements

  • Public gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people. This includes sporting events, conferences, meetings, religious gatherings, and other events. However, it is advisable that you do not attend public gatherings that are smaller than this number, either.

  • Individuals showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to board domestic flights or rail. 

  • As of March 17, BC has suspended K-12 classes.

  • Travel outside of Canada is currently banned, including to the United States. Certain travel restrictions within Canada have also been instituted. Certain exceptions apply, such as travel for work and study, economic services and supply chains, critical infrastructure support, immediate medical care and security, and shopping for essential goods such as medications.

I am returning to Canada from outside the country.

What should I do?

If you do not show symptoms: 

  • You may return to your home through whatever plans you had arranged. 

  • You will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. 

If you do show symptoms, and are travelling by air: 

  • You will be given instructions upon arrival of how to proceed. 

  • If you arrive at a major airport in order to transition to another airport, you will not be permitted to board your second flight.

  • If you have a private vehicle, you may drive straight home, making no stops. 

  • The government may be able to facilitate medical transportation home if you live within a 12-hour radius of the airport.

  • If you cannot drive home, you will be required to stay in a federal facility (hotel) for the duration of your self-isolation.

  • You will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. 

If you show symptoms and are travelling across a land border by car:

  • You may continue to drive home, but are not permitted to make any stops. 
  • You will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. 

If sending you home will put a vulnerable person you live with at risk (ex: an elderly person, a person with a respiratory issue)​

  • public health will work with you to find an alternative accommodation
  • You may need to stay in a federal isolation hotel.

In any circumstance, major fines exist for failure to comply with mandatory self-isolation.

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