Last modified: 
04/21/2021 - 11:43

Planning to travel to the NWT? Complete your Self-isolation plan:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Those who do not have an exemption under the public health order, or have not been granted one for exceptional circumstances, are not allowed to travel within the Northwest Territories.

Important information for post-secondary students returning to the NWT

To limit the spread of COVID-19 in the NWT, laws have been put in place that require everyone to complete a self-isolation plan, and with few exceptions, to mandatorily self-isolate for 14 days in an approved location. Contact ProtectNWT for more information about where you can self-isolate.

Fully vaccinated individuals and household members are eligible for shortened self-isolation.​​​​​​​

For more information, see:

What do I need to do before returning to the NWT?

Before returning to the NWT, familiarize yourself on what you must do to self-isolate. This includes travel arrangements to your self-isolation location and other supports required such as food and medications.

For more information see:

If you know when you will be arriving in the NWT, complete and submit the resident self-isolation plan as soon as possible. This needs to be done at latest within 24 hours of arriving in the NWT. If you enter the NWT without an approved plan, you must stay at an approved self-isolation location.

Making travel arrangements

You can make your travel arrangements without receiving confirmation of approval of your Self-Isolation Plan.  Here is a list of some Travel Agencies that you can use:

Travel Agency

Phone Number

Email Address

Aurora TPI Travel – Fort Smith


Okpik Travel – TPI – Inuvik


Top of the World Travel – Hay River


Top of the World Travel – Inuvik



Top of the World Travel – Yellowknife


YYZ Travel – Yellowknife



Why is self-isolation required?

The pandemic is accelerating across Canada and around the globe. Those who have traveled have a higher chance of contracting COVID-19 right now.

The Northwest Territories is working to control transmission of COVID-19 to reduce the chance of overwhelming the territory’s health care system, and protect those at highest-risk.

When you are away from others, the virus can’t be transmitted to anyone.

Self-isolating is the best way to prevent cases of COVID-19 from becoming outbreaks.

It can take up to 14 days for people to begin showing COVID-19 symptoms – and some don’t develop symptoms at all.

Fully vaccinated individuals and household members are eligible for shortened self-isolation.

For more information, see:

Can I travel if I am sick?

No. If you are experiencing any symptoms similar to COVID-10, you must not travel until you are cleared by medical authorities in the province or territory you are currently in.

Contact your nearest health provider to get tested. If your results are positive follow the advice of the health provider and then contact Student Financial Assistance (SFA). SFA will help you to make sure you have all the supports you need.

Who can help me arrange travel and accommodation for my self-isolation?

SFA staff can help you make your travel plans and help you find accommodation for your 14 day self-isolation period.

Contact SFA by: