5 Provinces Are Now Open For Canadians To Visit With No Quarantine (VIDEO)
A True North vacation could be just around the corner!
Calling all globetrotters! Over the last couple of months, many Canadians have had their travel plans cancelled, disrupted or put on hold. However, a dreamy trip could still be on the horizon. Travel inside Canada is possible right now, and here’s exactly what you need to know about where you can go.
Due to concerns about COVID-19, many Canadians are consideringand taking the opportunity to explore another region or province.
That said, asare controlled on a provincial level, the rules about where you can and can’t travel vary, depending on where you’re from and where you’re going.
While some provinces arefrom other areas, others are keeping their borders tightly closed for the time being.
It’s also worth remembering that COVID-19 rules and regulations vary on a provincial level, so while you may be able to dine out and visit amusement parks in some places, this may not be the case in others.
So, whether you’ve always dreamed of exploringwould like to visit Trudeau at Parliament Hill, or simply would like to get out of town, here’s exactly what you need to know about visiting each province and territory right now.
Right now, the Sunshine Province is open to all Canadian travellers, and domestic guests are not required to quarantine upon arrival.
Responsible travel within the province is permitted by the local government, including to campgrounds as well as national and provincial parks. That said, visitors are expected to follow local rules, such as maintaining physical distancing, at all times.
Alberta is advising locals to avoid non-essential travel outside of the region for now, although this is a recommendation rather than a ban.
Like Alberta, B.C. is currently accepting other Canadian visitors, with no quarantine restrictions.
The B.C. provincial government asks that all travellers “follow the same travel guidelines as everyone else in B.C.,” and are respectful of all COVID-19-related guidelines.
Popular tourist areas, like Whistler, have also reopened to tourists, but are asking that visitors come prepared with face masks and make reservations in advance wherever possible.
Travel restrictions in Manitoba are a little bit more complicated than elsewhere.
As of June 26, all visitors to the province must self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of their origin point. That said, there are some exceptions.
According to the local government, residents of western Canada or northwestern Ontario are allowed to enter without quarantine, provided they have not travelled to another country or province in the 14 days prior. They also must not be displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.
Western Canada refers to British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Per the order, northwestern Ontario refers to the portion of Ontario that is located west of Terrace Bay.
Earlier this month, Canada’s Atlantic provincesallowing unrestricted travel between the four easternmost regions.
This means that residents of P.E.I., New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia can travel to the other regions in the bubble, without having to quarantine at all.
Canadians outside of these regions are not allowed to visit New Brunswick at all right now, unless they meet certain criteria, such as owning a cottage in the area.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Like New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador is only welcoming visitors from other Atlantic provinces.
Canadians attempting to engage in non-essential travel from other parts of Canada will be turned away at the border.