Travel exemptions

Last modified: 
09/02/2021 - 15:35

Travel exemptions are exceptions made to current self-isolation and travel requirements related to travel into the NWT.

Leisure travel by non-residents within the NWT is not permitted at this time, unless through an exemption with an approved remote tourism operator.

Non-residents

Non-residents can apply for exemptions from travel restrictions within the NWT on a case-by-case basis for compassionate reasons, visiting family, and other exceptional circumstances.

Nunavut travellers may also apply for an exemption from self-isolation requirements.

The request will be reviewed and exemptions considered based on a public health risk assessment of the circumstances. Once reviewed follow-up will be sent through ProtectNWT.

*Please note that it could take up to 7 days for an exemption request to be approved.

All travellers are required to fill out a Self-Isolation Plan regardless of vaccination status. In addition, non-residents of the NWT seeking an exemption must do the following:

Complete your Self-isolation Plan

Before applying for a travel exemption, travellers should complete and submit a Self-Isolation Plan. It is recommended this be completed at least two weeks in advance of travel date.

Residents

Residents of the NWT can also apply for travel exemptions. Reasons include approval to self-isolate in a small community and reduced self-isolation after international travel.

The request will be reviewed and exemptions considered based on a public health risk assessment of the circumstances. Once reviewed follow-up will be sent through ProtectNWT.

*Please note that it could take up to 7 days for an exemption request to be approved.

All travellers are required to fill out a Self-Isolation Plan regardless of vaccination status. In addition, NWT residents seeking an exemption must do the following:

Complete your Self-isolation Plan

Before applying for a travel exemption, travellers should complete and submit a Self-Isolation Plan. It is recommended this be completed at least two weeks in advance of travel date.