Travellers arriving in the Yukon are no longer required to complete a self-isolation period. 

Due to a recent increase in cases of COVID-19 in the Yukon, the Chief Medical Officer of Health has declared an outbreak and the Government of Yukon has reinstated a State of Emergency. Effective 13 November 2021, the following measures will be enforced: 

  • Mandatory masking in all indoor public settings and in outdoor public settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Limits on organized gatherings, including conferences and weddings: indoor gatherings limited to 25 individuals with proof of vaccination required; outdoor gatherings limited to 50 individuals.
  • Limits on seated ticketed events, including arts and sporting events: maximum 50 per cent of venue capacity with proof of vaccination required; seating limited to individual households with physical distancing between households.
  • Restrictions on restaurants, bars and nightclubs: proof of vaccination required for table service with a limit of six individuals per table; no counter service, no moving between tables and no dancing.
  • Limits on other indoor public spaces: maximum 50 per cent of venue capacity.

As of November 13, 2021, individuals will be required to provide proof that they have received two doses of an approved vaccine to access certain businesses and settings.

As of November 30, 2021, all travellers 12 years of age plus 4 months and older boarding domestic and international flights and trains need to be fully-vaccinated. Complete details here.

Learn more about the current COVID-19 situation in the Yukon.

Know Before You Go

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Travellers Entering Canada

The Government of Canada is prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada by taking a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening our borders. Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, rising vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 cases, the Government of Canada is able to move forward with adjusted border measures.

Effective September 7th, 2021 fully vaccinated, asymptomatic international travellers will be eligible to enter Canada. These individuals must: 

  • Be fully vaccinated: a traveller must have received, and show proof of, the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

  • Have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or their arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before departure to Canada.  Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests” are not accepted;  

  • Be asymptomatic;  

  • Submit their mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan; 

  • Be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and, 

  • Take a test on arrival, if selected. 

  • PCR tests are available at Hummingbird Mobile Health in downtown Whitehorse. Tests results are available within 24 hours and are internationally recognized. Bookings are required and can be made here. Hummingbird Mobile Health has a physician consultant who signs off on the appropriate paperwork that the other national government require in addition to the test result. They provide this document in addition to a travel certificate (hard copy/email).

Complete information here. Find out if you are eligible to enter Canada here

As of November 30, 2021, all travellers 12 years of age plus 4 months and older boarding domestic and international flights and trains need to be fully-vaccinated. Complete details here.

 

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Keeping Safety in Mind

COVID-19 poses a risk to the rural and remote Yukon communities. Travellers are being asked to protect the Yukoners that call these places home by being respectful of health guidelines and travel advisories. Before travelling to any Yukon community, check the Community Travel guidelines on Yukon.ca.

Always practice the Safe 6 + 1 to stay safe and be aware that some Yukon communities may have stations along the highway and will ask for personal information and travel plans before you enter their communities.

If you begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms while travelling in the Yukon, self-isolate immediately and call 811 to determine if you require testing. If your symptoms worsen and you need immediate, urgent medical attention call 911. If you are in a health region and would like to get in touch with the health care centre there for guidance, you can find their contact information here. If a COVID-19 test is required, you can book a test online or by calling the clinic: 867-393-3083.

You will need to self-isolate while you wait for the results. Self-isolation for non-residents is only permitted in Whitehorse. The Emergency Support Services team can assist you in determining the safest self-isolation plan. Costs associated with self-isolation, including food, accommodation, or having to extend your stay in Yukon will be your responsibility.

While travelling, we recommend keeping a journal of when and where you visited should contact tracing be required. Please also ensure you have your health care card with you during your trip.

 

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What's Open

  • Restrictions on restaurants, bars and nightclubs: Effective 13 November 2021 proof of vaccination is required for table service with a limit of six individuals per table; no counter service, no moving between tables and no dancing.

  • Limits on organized gatherings, including conferences and weddings: indoor gatherings limited to 25 individuals with proof of vaccination required; outdoor gatherings limited to 50 individuals.

  • Limits on seated ticketed events, including arts and sporting events: maximum 50 per cent of venue capacity with proof of vaccination required; seating limited to individual households with physical distancing between households.

  • Limits on faith-based and cultural gatherings: maximum 50 per cent of venue capacity with proof of vaccination required; seating limited to individual households with physical distancing between households.

Some businesses may have been closed at the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. We recommend you reach out to businesses directly to inquire about their operations. 

Click here for the list of designated settings where you will be asked to show your vaccination status. 

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Restaurants & Bars

Restrictions on restaurants, bars and nightclubs: Effective 13 November 2021 proof of vaccination is required for table service with a limit of six individuals per table; no counter service, no moving between tables and no dancing.

Click here for the list of designated settings where you will be asked to show your vaccination status. 

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Events & Gatherings

  • Limits on organized gatherings, including conferences and weddings: indoor gatherings limited to 25 individuals with proof of vaccination required; outdoor gatherings limited to 50 individuals.

  • Limits on seated ticketed events, including arts and sporting events: maximum 50 per cent of venue capacity with proof of vaccination required; seating limited to individual households with physical distancing between households.

  • Limits on faith-based and cultural gatherings: maximum 50 per cent of venue capacity with proof of vaccination required; seating limited to individual households with physical distancing between households.

Click here for the list of designated settings where you will be asked to show your vaccination status.