Scheduled exit times announced for Highway 7; travellers must arrange in advance

Yellowknife — June 19, 2020
Public Service Announcement

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) advises that travel restrictions have been updated for Highway 7 to support COVID-19 response.

Scheduled exits will now be permitted on Highway 7 at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Those wishing to schedule an exit via Highway 7 must email the GNWT in advance. Travellers who exit via this highway can only re-enter through Highway 1 or 8 and must follow the orders of the NWT Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO), such as obtaining appropriate approvals and having an approved self-isolation plan.

Scheduled exit times allow for greater flexibility for those who need to travel south, while following the orders of the CPHO and ensuring GNWT staff are not diverted from regular operational responsibilities.

For information about travel restrictions related to COVID-19, click here.


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