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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

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

If you have questions about self-isolation after returning to Canada, call Service BC at 1-888-COVID19.

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

All passengers must be fully vaccinated to board a plane, train or cruise ship for domestic travel in Canada as well as to enter Canada from international travel. Anyone who is travelling should monitor their health before, during and after travel. If you develop symptoms, self-isolate and get tested. For more information, visit BC Centre for Disease Control: COVID-19 Public Exposures.

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

Last updated: February 23, 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