Hotspots in Canada

  • Non-essential travel outside the territory is not recommended right now, but if you do travel, awareness is key.
  • There are currently significant outbreaks in many areas where NWT residents would normally travel – including areas near the NWT border. In these areas, the risk of contracting COVID-19 is considered to be very high.
  • Knowing the COVID-19 situation in your destination before you travel will allow you to make informed decisions about your health and safety.

Travel within Canada

If you do choose to travel outside the NWT:

  • Be mindful of provincial, territorial, and local public health measures and stick to them while you’re there
  • Stick to healthy habits like physical distance of at least six feet, hand-washing, wearing non-medical masks, and avoiding crowds to prepare for your return home.
  • File your self-isolation plan with Protect NWT early to avoid any delays when you return

Travel outside Canada

Although not advised, if you are still considering travel outside of Canada:

  • Avoid travel on cruise ships
  • Check your destination before travelling
  • Know the health risks for your destination
  • Understand the risks of your safety and security abroad
  • Ensure that you have enough finances and necessities, including medication, in case your travels are disrupted
  • Be prepared if airlines revise scheduled flights to and from your destination
  • Understand your obligations under the federal Quarantine Act to prepare for your return

If you travel abroad, you could be subject to the measures of other countries. Your scheduled trip may become much longer. You may also have reduced access to quality health care and your travel health insurance will likely not provide coverage in a pandemic.