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COVID-19 and Travel

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For the latest recommendations on travel for non-essential purposes, see:

Travelling within BC

When travelling, follow the same precautions you use at home to prevent COVID-19. Plan ahead by checking if towns, communities and regions are ready to welcome you. For more information see, Government of British Columbia: Travel and COVID-19.

Travelling between provinces

British Columbians travelling to other provinces or territories should check their destination's public health information for any travel restrictions. Follow local, provincial or territorial guidance.

For information from other provincial and territorial governments, see:

International Travel

For international travel advice and advisories, see Government of Canada: Travel outside Canada

Testing before international travel

Follow the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. Check to find out if you can enter the country and if there are any vaccination, testing, quarantine, or other requirements. Routine testing of people without symptoms is not performed in B.C., including for travel purposes. For information on testing for travel, see BC Centre for Disease Control: Where to get a COVID-19 test in BC

Entering Canada

Starting October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements will end for travellers entering Canada by land, air or sea. Requirements that are ending include:

  • Mandatory use of ArriveCAN
  • Testing requirements
  • Quarantine or isolation requirements

Requirements change often. Check before you travel. Visit Government of Canada: COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders for the most up-to-date information.

For more information about returning to Canada after travel, see:

Find more information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself, your family and your community, see Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Last updated: September 27, 2022

The information provided in the Travel and COVID-19 Health Feature was adapted from the BC Centre for Disease Control: Travel, BC Centre for Disease Control: Public Exposures, Government of British Columbia: Travel and COVID-19 and Government of Canada: COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders pages accessed September 27, 2022