Updated: August 8th, 12:46pm
Planning on travelling in British Columbia? Plan ahead so you can travel safely and responsibly. On this page, you can learn about the latest updates to provincial health orders & recommendations, air travel, weather alerts, and more. For more information on trip planning, such as maps, links to visitor centres around the province, and accessible travel, please visit our Need To Know page.
The Province has created a dedicated phone service to provide British Columbians with non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing. Information is available in more than 110 languages, seven days a week between 7:30 am-8 pm, at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 1-888-268-4319.
(Effective June 20th, 2022)
Those travelling within or leaving Canada are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination to board a plane or train.
All travellers entering Canada via air or land border are required to complete ArriveCan online or through the free mobile app before entry to Canada.
For more information on current federal border measures and requirements, including crossing the border via car, please visit the Government of Canada website here.
BC is thrilled to welcome visitors for safe and responsible travel in the province.
For more information about provincial borders and any updates to travel restrictions, please visit the Province of BC’s Travel Affected by COVID-19 website here.
CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES (effective March 11, 2022):
Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice. Masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries, but not required.
Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises. It’s important that we respect the choices of people, businesses and one another.
For more details on the current public health measures, click here.
There are many placed to get a COVID-19 test in British Columbia. For information on how to find collection centres, pharmacies, and private testing clinics, please click here.
Always check DriveBC before heading out on the road to learn about the current conditions along your planned route, including webcams, closures, construction delays, or detours.
Please visit Emergency Info BC for updated details on emergencies including evacuation orders and alerts.
During the summer, stretches of hot, dry weather can lead to increased wildfire risk throughout the province. Make sure you take the necessary protocols to prevent and report wildfires. For more information on wildfire safety and prevention, click here.