We understand there are a lot of questions surrounding travel at this time. If you have a question about travelling to the Yukon this summer, we’ve provided some FAQs to make finding answers easier.

Check out our COVID-19 related FAQ below:

Do I need to wear a mask?

It is not mandatory for healthy people to wear masks in public in Yukon at this time. Wearing a mask is a personal choice.

Some personal service establishments or businesses may require you to wear one. Please respect the wishes of the business or service provider.

If you are sick, please wear a mask, self-isolate and seek medical advice or call 811.

 

How many past and current COVID cases are there in the Yukon?

Total confirmed cases: 11

Total recovered cases: 11

Current known active cases: 0

COVID test cases are updated frequently on Yukon.ca/covid-19 including: total people tested, confirmed cases, recovered cases, negative results and pending results.

On this page you will also find all other COVID related resources, guidelines and recommendations so you’ve got the information you need.

 

Why are the borders only going to be open to BC residents?

Opening to BC residents is possible because of the epidemiology of COVID-19 in BC and in our own territory.  It is not only a question of geography, but is based on science, careful risk management, and our confidence in how BC is managing the pandemic. This confidence also comes from our longstanding and close working partnership with BC, particularly in the public health field.  

We are confident in our Yukon health care capacity, in our ability to test, and our ability to track and contain this virus here in the Yukon.
 

How big is the Yukon and how many people live there?

The estimated population of Yukon on December 31, 2019 was 41,761.

The geographic size of the Yukon is 482,443 km². That means a population density of about 0.1/km2.

 

Where is there cell service throughout the Yukon?

The Yukon has cellular/mobile phone coverage in all Yukon communities, and smartphone coverage in Whitehorse and some communities. However, coverage does not extend along Yukon highways or into wilderness areas, so be prepared for a few hours with no cellphone signal when driving between communities.

Bell Mobility provides High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) cellular/mobile service in 17 Yukon communities. It also maintains roaming agreements with other major HSPA or CDMA providers in Canada and the U.S., including Telus. This allows for seamless use of Bell Mobility services across most of North America. Telus customers will have similar access to Bell subscribers through the Telus and Bell roaming agreement.

 

Even though we update our website frequently, we strongly recommend that you check yukon.ca/covid-19 for the most current COVID-19 related travel information.

 

If you want to connect with someone from our team, please contact at us at:

  • email: vacation@gov.yk.ca
  • text: 1-866-677-6804
  • call: Yukon Visitor Information Centre toll-free number: 1-800-661-0494

To get non-medical COVID-19 information, phone 877-374-0425 from 7:30am to 8pm.