Do I need to self-isolate after international travel?
Providence Health Care follows all provincial and federal guidelines related to travel and COVID-19.
Entry requirements and travel information change often. The official global travel advisories from the Government of Canada still recommends Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice. Starting on July 5, 2021, there will be some exemptions to quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers who meet specific conditions and are eligible to enter Canada.
Visit the Government of Canada website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19: travel, testing, quarantine and borders.
PHC will not cover wages for the isolation period for staff who do not qualify to be exempt to quarantine after international travel. Staff must advise their manager if they plan to leave Canada during their vacation. Staff who are required to quarantine must request an approved leave for the duration of the 14-day self-isolation period prior to departing on vacation. Leave requests are subject to operational requirements, and if approved, would be considered additional vacation days or unpaid leave.
Please be mindful of current international travel as well as provincial restrictions that may affect travel within certain provinces and territories within Canada.
Travel within B.C.
Recreational travel within B.C. is allowed. This includes travel for:
- Vacations, weekend getaways and tourism activities
- Visiting family or friends for social reasons
- Recreation activities
B.C. is welcoming visitors from Canadian provinces and territories. People from outside the province who are travelling to B.C. from another province or territory do not need to self-quarantine when entering B.C.; however, they must follow the same province-wide restrictions as everyone in B.C.
Review province-wide restrictions
Travelling outside B.C.
If you travel outside of B.C., do your research before you leave.
- If you are travelling to another province, review provincial and territorial restrictions
- If you are travelling internationally, review federal travel advisories
Read B.C.’s COVID-19 travel page for more information.