COVID-19 Guidance for Travelers

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America has states, Canada has provinces and territories. Same idea, only bigger. Explore Canada

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British Columbia

Where the Pacific is met by bustling city, towering forest and rugged mountain.

Where the Pacific is met by bustling city, towering forest and rugged mountain.

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alberta

Alberta

From Rocky Mountains to prairie land, all with a distinctly western feel.

From Rocky Mountains to prairie land, all with a distinctly western feel.

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Saskatchewan

World class fishing, canoeing, wildlife, and distinct urban landscapes all under the canvas of breathtaking skies.

World class fishing, canoeing, wildlife, and distinct urban landscapes all under the canvas of breathtaking skies.

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Manitoba

Take in the cultural icons of Winnipeg or meet polar bears and the wonders of the North.

Take in the cultural icons of Winnipeg or meet polar bears and the wonders of the North.

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Ontario

Exciting urban life in the south gives way to the charm of the Great Lakes and the North.

Exciting urban life in the south gives way to the charm of the Great Lakes and the North.

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Quebec

Become lost in the magic of Montreal and Quebec City, and discover the natural wonder of the St Lawrence and beyond.

Become lost in the magic of Montreal and Quebec City, and discover the natural wonder of the St Lawrence and beyond.

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New Brunswick

Witness the highest tides in the world, explore amazing scenic drives, ad be inspired by original beauty.

Witness the highest tides in the world, explore amazing scenic drives, ad be inspired by original beauty.

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Nova Scotia

Take in year-round surfing and sea kayaking, wineries and markets, and the world famous Cape Breton Island

Take in year-round surfing and sea kayaking, wineries and markets, and the world famous Cape Breton Island

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Prince Edward Island

Stunning sand beaches, green pastoral landscape and a unique island way of life.

Stunning sand beaches, green pastoral landscape and a unique island way of life.

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Newfoundland & Labrador

18,000 miles of rugged coastline, including Gros Morne National Park, will leave you speechless.

18,000 miles of rugged coastline, including Gros Morne National Park, will leave you speechless.

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Yukon

Iconic wilderness parks in the land of the midnight sun and a vibrant First Nations culture.

Iconic wilderness parks in the land of the midnight sun and a vibrant First Nations culture.

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Northwest Territories

Witness the magic of the Northern Lights, explore vast national parks and hook the catch of a lifetime in the beating heart of the north.

Witness the magic of the Northern Lights, explore vast national parks and hook the catch of a lifetime in the beating heart of the north.

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Nunavut

Experience the True North and the Inuit way of life while exploring vast expanses of pristine wilderness.

Experience the True North and the Inuit way of life while exploring vast expanses of pristine wilderness.

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Travel Related Measures

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British Columbia

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - No self-isolation upon entering British Columbia for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering British Columbia, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions -

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to British Columbia provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

All fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air from departure points other than the United States, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, will be subject to arrival testing. Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to quarantine while they await the results of their arrival test.

Due to severe weather, flooding and landslides, some highways are closed or open only to essential traffic. Check current road advisories and information here.

Some Indigenous communities in BC are not welcoming visitors at this time. Indigenous Tourism BC has a list of Indigenous experiences in the province that are currently open and welcoming visitors.

Current Phase/Stage -

As of December 20, proof of full vaccination via the BC Vaccine Card is required for people aged 12 and older to access events of all sizes, as well some services and businesses. See the full list here.

Masks are mandatory throughout British Columbia in indoor public spaces for anyone aged 5 and older.

Hotels & Accommodation

Province-wide as of December 20: People aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to attend indoor personal gatherings at vacation rentals, which is limited to household members plus a maximum 10 guests or one additional household.

Additional measures in Northern Health region: People aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to attend outdoor personal gatherings at vacation rentals, which is limited to household members plus maximum 25 people.

Additional measures in Eastern Fraser Health region (Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope and Mission): People aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to attend outdoor personal gatherings at vacation rentals, which is limited to household members plus maximum 10 people. 

Restaurants & Dining

Province-wide as of December 22: Proof of full vaccination via the BC Vaccine Card is required for people aged 12 and older to access all restaurants, cafes and pubs. Patrons are required to remain seated with a maximum 6 people per table.

Bars, nightclubs and lounges are closed.

Additional measures in Northern Health region: Alcohol cannot be served between 10pm and 9am. Fast food restaurants and unlicensed cafes without table service can either offer takeout only or require people aged 12 and older to provide proof of full vaccination. 

Activities & Attractions

Province-wide as of December 22: Proof of full vaccination via the BC Vaccine Card is required for people aged 12 and older to access events of all sizes, as well as some services and businesses. See the full list here.

Indoor events at venues are limited to 50% capacity. This includes concerts, movie theatres, performance spaces and sports events. 

Alberta

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - No self-isolation upon entering Alberta for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering Alberta, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions -

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to Alberta provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

All fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air from departure points other than the United States, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, will be subject to arrival testing. Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to quarantine while they await the results of their arrival test.

Current Phase/Stage - People aged 12 and older are required to show proof of full vaccination (with the second dose received at least 2 weeks earlier) or a privately-paid-for negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours or a medical exemption to access non-essential businesses and events that implement the Restrictions Exemption Program. Businesses that do not implement this program have additional restrictions.

Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and on public transit. 

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are exempt from the Restrictions Exemption Program. However, people must be with household members only or 2 close contacts for those living alone. Amenities at accommodation establishments are limited to 33% maximum capacity.

Restaurants & Dining

As of December 24: All licenced establishments, including restaurants, bars and nightclubs that implement the Restrictions Exemption Program are limited to maximum 10 people per table, with no mingling between tables. Liquor service ends at 11pm and establishments must close at 12:30am. To access, people are required to show proof of full vaccination or a privately-paid-for negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours or a medical exemption.

For establishments that do not implement the Restrictions Exemption Program, indoor dining is not permitted; outdoor dining is be permitted for 1 household with up to 6 people per table or 2 close contacts for those living alone. Liquor sales must end at 10pm and consumption by 11pm. 

Activities & Attractions

Retail businesses are exempt from the Restrictions Exemption Program. However, capacity is restricted to 33% maximum capacity and people must be with household members only or 2 close contacts if they live alone.

As of December 24: All entertainment businesses and entities, including casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums and galleries that implement the Restrictions Exemption Program are limited to maximum 50% capacity if the venue sears more than 1,000 people and 500 people if the venue seats between 500 and 1,000 people. Venues under 500 people have no capacity restrictions. To access, people are required to show proof of full vaccination or a privately-paid-for negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours or a medical exemption.

Businesses and entities that do not implement the Restrictions Exemption Program are restricted to 33% maximum capacity and people must be with household members only or 2 close contacts if they live alone.

Saskatchewan

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - No self-isolation upon entering Saskatchewan for fully vaccinated foreign nationals provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine upon entering Saskatchewan, but must follow strict public health measures that include avoiding crowded settings.

Travel restrictions -

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can travel to Saskatchewan provided that they meet specific entry and testing requirements. Entry will continue to be prohibited for foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated.

All fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air from departure points other than the United States, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, will be subject to arrival testing. Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to quarantine while they await the results of their arrival test.

Current Phase/Stage -

Proof of full vaccination or a privately-paid-for negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours is required for people aged 12 and older to access some businesses and event venues. See the full list here.

Masks are mandatory throughout Saskatchewan in indoor public spaces.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations can resume regular operations.

Restaurants & Dining

Proof of full vaccination or a privately-paid-for negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours is required at point of entry for people aged 12 and older to access seated dining in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other licenced establishments. This also includes fast-food restaurants, liquor manufacturers conducting retail liquor sales and liquor stores that hold a liquor restaurant or tavern permit.

Proof of vaccination will not be required for food pickup or at food courts. 

Activities & Attractions

Proof of full vaccination or a privately-paid-for negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours is required at point of entry for people aged 12 and older to access event and entertainment venues, including casinos, movie theatres, concert and live-music venues, museums, and indoor facilities hosting ticketed sporting events. See the full list here.

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