Know Before you go

Public Health Regulations

Starting September 13, 2021 by order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), Adults will need proof of vaccination to access certain events, services and businesses in British Columbia. The easiest way to show proof is using the BC Vaccine Card.

  • Proof of vaccination is required for large indoor events, restaurants with table service, and indoor health centres/facilities such as gyms. 

  • Proof of vaccination is generally not required at hotels and accommodations, grocery stores, pharmacies, retail stores, salons, and more. 

  • For full details on where proof of vaccination is required, for whom, and how to show your proof of vaccine, please visit


As of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout BC to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as BC prepares for the fall and respiratory illness season. A new order from the provincial health officer requires people 12 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. Click here for details.

For full details about the latest Provincial Health Orders:Click on this link to the Government of BC’s response to COVID-19 website page.


Travel Advisories

  • Effective August 9, 2021, Canada will allow entry to fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents (currently residing in the US) for leisure travel. If you meet the entry criteria, fully vaccinated travellers do not have to quarantine upon arrival to Canada.

  • We encourage all travellers to be fully informed of the pre-entry and on arrival public health and testing requirements both federally and provincially. This includes the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app. Travellers should plan for extra time in the lead up, and upon the arrival of their trip.

  • For the latest information on travel to Canada including the updated federal requirements and restrictions, please visit the Government of Canada website.

  • BC tour operators, accommodation providers and attraction hosts have implemented stringent protocols to keep visitors safe, and visitors are asked to return the favour by travelling responsibly this summer and fall.

Travellers are encouraged to reference Destination BC’s “Know Before You Go” page for information on the latest travel restrictions, what’s open and more.