We understand there are a lot of questions surrounding travel at this time. If you have a question about travelling to the Yukon, 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?

As of December 1, 2020, you must wear a mask in all indoor public spaces in Yukon, and practice the Safe 6 guidelines.

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

 

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

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-19 related resources, guidelines and recommendations so you’ve got the information you need.

 

Do I have to self-isolate when I arrive in the Yukon?

Travellers arriving in the Yukon from anywhere in Canada will not have to self-isolate if they have received their 2nd dose of a Health Canada approved vaccine at least 14 full days before entering the Yukon. Children and youth will not be included in this exemption until they are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Travellers entering the Yukon from anywhere in Canada must:

  • complete a declaration form upon entry confirming their full vaccination; and
  • consent to having their vaccine status verified.

If a traveller received their vaccination in Yukon or British Columbia, they do not need to submit proof of vaccination. If a traveller received their vaccination outside of Yukon and British Columbia, they must submit proof of vaccination immunizationverification@yukon.ca. Travellers can withdraw consent at any time by contacting 1-877-374-0425.

See current COVID-19 situation and border restrictions during COVID-19 for the most recent updates
Visit information for people entering Yukon or download the handout

Before you start your journey, visit yukon.ca and contact our Travel Counsellors at vacation@yukon.ca or 1-800-661-0494 for the latest updates on travel restrictions and border enforcement.

 

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.

 

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

  • email: vacation@gov.yk.ca
  • text: 1-866-677-6804
  • call: Yukon Visitor Information Centre toll-free number: 1-800-661-0494
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To get non-medical COVID-19 information, get in touch with us via phone at 1-877-374-0425 from 7:30am to 8pm PT.

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.