Beginning on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, British Columbia will take the next step in safely bringing people back together, transitioning into Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, including lifting restrictions on travel within B.C.
The non-essential travel ban will be lifted, allowing for travel throughout the province. Note that the out-of-province non-essential travel advisory continues until July 1 at the earliest.
The Province advises that British Columbians plan ahead and be respectful while visiting communities, especially smaller and rural towns, as well as Indigenous communities – including respecting local travel advisories. Travel manners and guidelines to follow during summer trips and vacations include:
- getting vaccinated;
- pre-trip planning and research before arriving at destination;
- respecting any local travel advisories to isolated and remote communities and Indigenous communities;
- following masks guideline;
- respecting personal space and practising good hygiene, including frequent handwashing; and
- no travelling for anyone who is sick. If symptoms develop while travelling, self-isolate immediately and contact 811 for guidance and testing.
For more information, visit the Province of BC’s website.