Travel and COVID-19
Recreational travel across B.C. is allowed. Respect communities, make a plan before you leave and arrive at your destination prepared.
Last updated: June 15, 2021
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Recreational travel within B.C. is allowed. This includes travel for:
- Vacations, weekend getaways and tourism activities
- Visiting family or friends for social reasons
- Recreation activities
Some towns and communities who rely on tourism are eager to welcome visitors from their region.
Others might be hesitant to welcome visitors and people need to respect that.
If communities are welcoming visitors, support their small businesses when you can.
Visiting Indigenous communities
Some Indigenous communities in B.C. 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.
From another province or territory
If you travel to B.C. for essential reasons from another province or territory, you do not need to self-quarantine when entering B.C. You must follow the same province-wide restrictions as everyone in B.C.
- Review province-wide restrictions
From a United States border crossing
All non-essential travel at the Canada-U.S. border is restricted. Additional screening measures are in place at key points of entry.
- Learn about arriving in Canada at a land border crossing
From an international destination
To limit the further spread of COVID-19, travel restrictions are in place across all ports of entry. The Canadian border is closed to most international travellers. You are allowed to enter Canada if you are a:
- Canadian citizen
- Permanent resident of Canada
- Temporary resident of Canada
- Protected person (refugee status)
- Person registered under the Indian Act
- Foreign national with a non-discretionary (non-optional) reason to travel to Canada
International students can only enter Canada if their designated learning institution has an approved COVID-19 safety plan in place.
Federal entry requirements and travel information change often.
- Review federal COVID-19 travel, testing, quarantine and border information
If you travel outside of B.C., do your research before you leave.