We hope you are taking care, at home, where ever that may be for you. While now is not the time for travel, we do hope you visit the Yukon when it becomes safe again to do so.
Non-essential travel outside of the Yukon and into rural Yukon
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to protect Yukon’s most vulnerable citizens, Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly advises the suspension of all non-essential travel into and out of Yukon.
In view of the need to protect remote areas with limited medical resources, Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly advises the suspension of any non-essential travel to Yukon’s rural communities.
Self-isolation required for all travellers
All visitors to the territory are required to self-isolate for 14 days. This includes anyone returning home from other provinces and territories by road or air, as well as Yukoners returning home by road from Alaska. We are putting mechanisms in place to monitor and ensure travellers are self-isolating.
If you cannot safely self-isolate at home, email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and advice. All Yukoners who return home and have respiratory symptoms (cough, fever, or difficulty breathing) are asked to phone 811 to get advice on COVID-19 testing.
Restaurants and bars
Restaurants must immediately reduce their seating capacity to 50%, space people 2 metres apart, and prepare to offer take-out and delivery service only as of opening on March 26. All bars must close until further notice.
All personal service establishments must close by end of day, Wednesday, March 25. This includes hair salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons, and massage therapists.
Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned. Smaller gatherings should ensure spacing of 2 metres between people. You should not attend any social gatherings, even those with less than 10 people if:
- you have any flu-like symptoms at all;
- you are over 65 years of age or have an underlying health condition; or
- you work in healthcare, a healthcare facility or other essential services.
Additional travel restrictions:
- International flight arrivals to Canada are being accepted at the following four airports: Vancouver International (YVR), Calgary International (YYC), Toronto Pearson International (YYZ), and Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International (YUL).
- Canada has closed the border to foreign nationals, with some exceptions such as air crews, diplomats and U.S. citizens. Please contact Canada Border Service Agency at 1-833-784-4397 with any questions.
- All travellers arriving into Canada are required to self-isolate for 14 days; they also have to fill out a Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) coronavirus form and are required to declare if they are experiencing symptoms.
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has enhanced its presence at major points of entry, including YVR, to ensure arriving travelers are aware of PHAC guidelines.
- Airlines are now mandated to prevent all travelers who present symptoms of COVID-19 to board a plane at point of origin, meaning anyone who has symptoms will not be able to come to Canada
- Canada and the United States are temporarily restricting all non-essential travel across its borders to limit the spread of COVID-19. This is a precautionary measure, in line with the directions on physical distancing that are being given by health officials across the country. Discretionary, recreational and tourist travel between Canada and the US are no longer allowed, including Yukon-Alaska border crossings.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Government of Yukon
BC Centre for Disease Control
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Coronavirus, Wuhan, China
- Call the Health Canada 2019 COVID-19 information line at 1.833.784.4397. Interpretation services are available in multiple languages. Or email email@example.com
- Twitter updates from Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer