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BC FORUM News

March, 2021

 

Now is not the time to travel

Posted March 5, 2021.

 

Update from Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte

 

The Government of Canada is urging all Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel—both inside and outside of the country. If you travel within Canada, there are no federal travel requirements, but there may be provincial or territorial rules and restrictions. If you travel outside of Canada, you should know that due to the new COVID-19 variant detections increasing in the country, the Government of Canada has implemented further testing and quarantine requirements for travellers arriving to Canada’s air and land ports of entry.

 

For all travellers arriving by land or air

• All travellers are required to submit their travel and contact information, including a suitable quarantine plan, electronically via ArriveCAN before crossing the border or boarding a flight.

For travellers arriving to Canada by land

• All travellers, with limited exceptions, are required to provide proof of a negative result of a COVID-19 molecular test taken in the United States within 72 hours of arrival.

• In addition, travellers entering Canada at the land border will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine.

For travellers arriving to Canada by air

• All travellers, with limited exceptions, will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport, and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period.

• With limited exceptions, air travellers are also required to reserve a three-night stay in a government-authorized hotel, at their own cost.

• These new measures are in addition to the existing requirement to provide proof of a negative result of a COVID-19 molecular test taken less than 72 hours before their scheduled flight.

For those who must travel, get more information at Travel.gc.ca/travel-covid.

 

The Government of Canada continues to advise Canadians to cancel or postpone any non-essential travel, including vacation plans, outside Canada. Now is not the time to travel.

 

 

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