What are the guidelines for interprovincial travel

Posted on May 4, 2020 by Gemma Percival

Summary

A number of provinces have enacted legislation restricting non-essential interprovincial  travel. Currently, enforcement of domestic travel restrictions and mandatory self-isolation orders fall to the legislating jurisdiction, as the Federal Quarantine Act only applies to international travel (1).  

I.   Interprovincial travel guidelines

 

No Travel Restrictions or Mandatory Self-Isolation
British Columbia No domestic travel restrictions. 
Alberta
Ontario
Saskatchewan Domestic travellers advised to self-monitor for 14 days upon arrival. 
Manitoba Domestic travellers are strongly advised to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. 
Only Mandatory Self-Isolation
Nova Scotia Domestic travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival (except essential service workers). 
Newfoundland
Only Travel Restrictions
Quebec Travel restrictions in place with gradual regional reopening to commence May 4, 2020. 
Domestic Travel Restrictions and Mandatory Self-Isolation 
Yukon All non-essential travel into the province/territory is prohibited. 

Domestic travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival (except essential service workers). 

Northwest Territories
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Nunavut “All non-essential travel into Nunavut is prohibited. 

Prior to boarding a plane into the territory, residents undergo a mandatory 14-day isolation period in either Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton or Yellowknife. At the end of the 14 days, asymptomatic residents will be cleared and provided a letter signed by the Chief Public Health Officer allowing them to return to their home community. This also includes medical travel patients. 

Critical employees will have to provide written permission from the Nunavut CPHO to be allowed to fly into the territory.”

 

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References

  1. Government of Canada. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel restrictions and exemptions [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html?topic=tilelink#f
  2.  BC Centre for Disease Control. Travel [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/prevention-risks/travel
  3. Government of Alberta. COVID-19 Travel Advice [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-travel-advice.aspx
  4. Government of Ontario. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Travel Advice [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus#section-5
  5. Government of Saskatchewan. COVID-19 Travel Information [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/travel-information
  6. Government of Manitoba. 2019 Novel Coronavirus Travellers’ Information [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/information-travellers.pdf
  7. Travel Yukon. COVID-19 Update [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://www.travelyukon.com/en/plan/travel-information/covid-19-coronovirus-update
  8. Government of Nova Scotia. COVID-19 Travel Advisories and Self-Isolation Requirements [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/alerts-notices/#travel
  9. Government of Newfoundland. COVID-19 Public Health Orders [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from:https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/public-health-orders/
  10. Government of Quebec. Travelling from one region to another or from one city to another during the COVID-19 pandemic [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/travelling-region-to-another-covid19/
  11. Government of Northwest Territories. Chief Public Health Officer Orders Travel Restrictions and Self-Isolation for those entering NWT [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://www.gov.nt.ca/en/newsroom/chief-public-health-officer-orders-travel-restrictions-and-self-isolation-those-entering
  12. Government of New Brunswick. All Interprovincial/ Territorial and International Travellers Arriving in New Brunswick [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/ocmoh/cdc/content/respiratory_diseases/coronavirus/InformationForTravelers.html
  13. Government of Prince Edward Island. COVID-19 Travel Notice [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/travel-notice
  14. Government of Nunavut. COVID-19 Travel Ban [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 April 14]. Available from: https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

Disclaimer

The above is intended to serve as a rapidly-created, accessible source of information curated by medical students and healthcare professionals. It is for educational purposes only and is not a complete reference resource. It is not professional medical advice, and is not a substitute for the discretion, judgment, and duties of healthcare professionals. You are solely responsible for evaluating the information above.