Information about business travel during COVID-19.
The Government of British Columbia is advising against all non-essential travel outside B.C., including international travel. From June 24th, 2020, you can travel within B.C. if you follow the guidelines below.
Before you travel anywhere, research Government of B.C. travel information.
Guidelines for International Travel
If you do travel internationally, before returning to B.C. or upon arrival, non-exempt workers are required by law under the federal Quarantine Act to:
- submit a B.C. self-isolation plan (you can do this online)
- complete the federal ArriveCAN application
Who is Exempt?
Workers exempt from the Quarantine Act do not have to create a self-isolation plan, and do not have to self-isolate for 14 days.
These workers include people providing essential services, air crew, those making medical deliveries or critical infrastructure workers.
Guidelines for B.C. Travel
Under Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, you can undertake non-essential travel within B.C. If you decide to travel, take the same precautions as you do at home and work:
- Wash your hands often
- Practice safe distancing of 2m
- Spend time in small groups and open spaces
- Clean spaces often
- If you are feeling sick, stay home
- Plan ahead to make sure the community you want to visit is welcoming visitors
- Be respectful of locals
- Contact the local tourism association or Chamber of Commerce to learn what services are available
If you are travelling to smaller communities:
- Bring groceries and essential supplies, if possible
- If you get sick, self-isolate immediately and contact 8-1-1 for guidance and testing
- If communities are welcoming visitors, support their small businesses when you can
If you develop symptoms while travelling, self-isolate immediately and contact 8-1-1 for guidance and testing.