Information current

June 24, 2021

Practise the Safe 6 and wear a mask. For medical questions or if you feel ill phone 811, or launch the COVID-19 self-assessment tool.

For non-medical questions, contact the COVID-19 infoline: email covid19info@yukon.ca or phone 1-877-374-0425.

Border restrictions during COVID-19

Yukon has no travel restrictions, but some people will need to self-isolate after travelling to the territory.

Download the Information for People Entering Yukon brochure.

Arriving in Canada: travel restriction measures and quarantine

Every person entering Canada has to quarantine for 14 days.

The federal government has travel restrictions measures in place that could affect your travel. Find out about Canadian travel restrictions.

Find out if you have to self-isolate in Yukon

If an outbreak occurs, we can change or revoke these self-isolation exemption measures.

Who does not have to self-isolate after travel within Canada

People who are fully vaccinated

If you’ve received your 2nd dose of a vaccine approved in Canada at least 14 full days before you enter Yukon, you’re fully vaccinated.

When you come to Yukon you must:

You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting 1-877-374-0425.

Proof of vaccination

If you got your shots in Yukon or British Columbia, you do not need to submit proof of vaccination.

If you got your shots outside of Yukon and British Columbia, you must submit proof of vaccination.

Critical service workers

You do not have to self-isolate if you’re a critical service worker who:

  • has left Yukon; and
  • is required immediately at your place of work.

You may perform your work duties but you must self-isolate when you are not working.

Residents of Yukon border areas

You live in the British Columbia-Yukon border area or another Yukon border area and you have not been outside the border area in the 14 days before you arrived in Yukon.

Border areas include:

  • Atlin;
  • Lower Post;
  • Fireside;
  • Jade City;
  • Good Hope Lake;
  • Fraser; and
  • Pleasant Camp.

Who has to self-isolate in Whitehorse?

  • All residents of Canada who do not live in Yukon.
  • Residents of Yukon living in Whitehorse who’ve travelled outside of Yukon.

If you're a Yukoner living in a Yukon community

Yukoners living in communities outside Whitehorse who’ve travelled outside the territory can self-isolate in their home communities.

If you have to self-isolate, you may be eligible for an alternative self-isolation plan.

Where can you self-isolate in Whitehorse?

You’re responsible for covering the cost of your self-isolation accommodation. You cannot self-isolate at a Government of Yukon campground, but you can self-isolate in a hotel or similar accommodation. Email us and we can help you to figure out your self-isolation plan: covid19info@gov.yk.ca.

Enforcement numbers updated: June 16, 2021 – 14:10
Total travellers 91,451
CEMA complaints 2,248
Charges laid under CEMA 117
   

We started tracking these figures on April 29, 2020.

CEMA is the Civil Emergency Measures Act

What information is required for travelling to Yukon?

When you stop at the check station, you will need to provide:

  • valid ID;
  • your name;
  • your cell phone or home phone number;
  • your home address or address where you will be self-isolating; and
  • confirmation that you do not have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Every person has to provide this information when crossing into Yukon. 

Under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) you have to fill out a declaration form when you arrive in Yukon. You'll do this if your final destination is Yukon, or if you're travelling through the territory.

  • Fill out Option A if you are wanting to be exempt from self-isolation due to vaccination status.
  • Fill out Option B if you do not qualify for an exemption.
  • Fill out Option C if you are transitting through Yukon.

People who'll have to self-isolate

Once through the check station, you must:

  • follow the instructions listed on signage, or given to you by a border officer when you enter Yukon;
  • proceed directly to your home or another suitable safe place;
  • do not stop for groceries or do errands on your way;
  • arrange for someone else to drop off food or provisions for you;
  • avoid unnecessary stops and limit essential stops, such as for gas, as much as possible;
  • if you do stop, practise proper physical distancing by staying 2 metres (6 feet) away from others you may encounter.

Find out how to self-isolate after travel.

Who can you contact about self-isolation?

Phone us toll-free between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., 7 days a week, 1-877-374-0425.

Email us between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, covid19info@yukon.ca.

If you:

  • do not have a place where you can safely self-isolate; or
  • are in need of mental wellness or substance use care while in self-isolation:
Who can you contact with questions about enforcement?

Report an infraction

Report a possible infraction of Civil Emergency Measures Act.
Complete the online form
Phone: 867-393-6210

Questions

If you have questions about borders and enforcement, email: covid19enforcement@gov.yk.ca.

Anyone with information on suspicious cross-border activities is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch Line 1-888-502-9060.

Travelling through Yukon to Alaska, Northwest Territories or elsewhere

The border between the United States and Canada is closed to all non-essential travel. Americans can travel into Canada if they’re travelling:

  • to Alaska; or
  • from Alaska to the rest of the United States.

Americans travelling through Yukon have to follow a designated travel corridor. We give travellers a map of this route at Yukon borders. 

If you're travelling through Yukon

You're able to transit through Yukon so long as you do so in 24 hours. If you're in transit through Yukon, you'll need to provide confirmation that you do not have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

You must also:

  • follow the instructions listed on signage, or given to you by a border officer when you enter Yukon;
  • not stay at territorial campgrounds.
  • avoid stopping in rural communities;
  • avoid stopping for non-essential reasons;
  • practise physical distancing when buying essentials by staying 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people;
  • self-isolate by staying in your room if you must stay in a hotel;
  • pay at the pump if you must stop for gas; and
  • phone 811 if you develop any COVID-19-like symptoms (cough, fever, or difficulty breathing) after making a declaration at the check station.

If you're travelling to Alaska 

The state of Alaska introduced travel guidance. Read Alaska’s health guidance for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you're travelling to Northwest Territories

Before you travel, read Northwest Territories travel guidelines.

What are the restrictions for crossing the Yukon-Alaska borders?

The Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs are temporarily restricting all non-essential travel across its borders to limit the spread of COVID-19. This is a precautionary measure. Find out about what is considered essential travel

Anyone with information on suspicious cross-border activities is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch Line 1-888-502-9060.

What is a self-isolation plan?

A self-isolation plan includes:

  • details of the place where you plan to stay in Yukon for the 14-day period of self-isolation;
  • details of any place where you plan to be after the period of self-isolation; and
  • personal contact information.

Find out more about self-isolation after travel.

Where can you find the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) orders?

All Civil Emergency Measures Act orders can be found on Legislation changes for COVID-19.

What is the difference between an order and a direction?

Orders were put in place under the Civil Emergency Measures Act. Orders are the law and you're required to follow them. If you do not comply you may be fined or face the possibility of imprisonment.

Directions are strong suggestions from the Chief Medical Health Officer that people are asked to follow to ensure public health and safety. Directions are not enforceable. 

Find out the orders and directions in Yukon.

What does a CEMA enforcement officer do?

A Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) enforcement officer enforces all orders under CEMA. They:

  • are stationed at Yukon points of entry that are not staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA);
  • collect contact information of all travellers coming through Yukon or returning home such as details of their 14-day self-isolation plans and declarations of any symptoms of COVID-19; and
  • have the ability to investigate and lay charges to any person in violation of an order under CEMA.
How to report a person breaking a Civil Emergency Measures Act order?

Report a possible infraction of a Civil Emergency Measures Act Order online or phone 867-393-6210.

Please include all details of your complaint and an investigator will be assigned your file. This investigator will contact you if more information is required.

Anyone with information on suspicious cross-border activities is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch Line 1-888-502-9060.

What happens if someone breaks a CEMA order?

If a complaint is received and an offence has occurred, then a Government of Yukon enforcement officer will follow up. Our approach to enforcement is to educate the public and ask for voluntary compliance before laying any charges.

When should you contact the RCMP?

If there is an emergency or dangerous situation that requires an immediate police response, phone 911.

Do not contact the RCMP for any possible infraction of a CEMA order. Instead, report online

Where are enforcement officers located?

Check stations are a measure to ensure that all travellers have the information they need to:

  • prevent the spread of COVID-19; and
  • keep themselves and other Yukoners safe.

Find an enforcement officer

  • At the Yukon-British Columbia border at the Watson Lake weigh station, or the Yukon-British Columbia border at Junction 37.
  • Both stations are open from 6 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week.
    • Travellers arriving outside of these hours will be required to stop at an on-site kiosk.
    • They must sign a declaration and submit their self-isolation plan, along with a contact number when they arrive from outside of BC, the NWT or Nunavut.
    • Completing the self-declaration is required by law.
  • Erik Neilson International Airport when flights arrive.

Enforcement officers are also collaborating with the Canada Border Services Agency for the following border crossings:

  • Fraser, British Columbia;
  • Pleasant Camp, British Columbia; and
  • Beaver Creek, Yukon.

We also have enforcement staff available to investigate complaints in Whitehorse and other Yukon communities.

How to get a visitor decal

As of July 20, 2020, a person with an out-of-province licence plate can get a decal to show their vehicle is allowed in Yukon. Decals are only issued is certain situations. Find out if you can get a decal

Every person entering Canada has to quarantine for 14 days.

The federal government has travel restrictions measures in place that could affect your travel. Find out about Canadian travel restrictions.

If an outbreak occurs, we can change or revoke these self-isolation exemption measures.

Who does not have to self-isolate after travel within Canada

People who are fully vaccinated

If you’ve received your 2nd dose of a vaccine approved in Canada at least 14 full days before you enter Yukon, you’re fully vaccinated.

When you come to Yukon you must:

You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting 1-877-374-0425.

Proof of vaccination

If you got your shots in Yukon or British Columbia, you do not need to submit proof of vaccination.

If you got your shots outside of Yukon and British Columbia, you must submit proof of vaccination.

Critical service workers

You do not have to self-isolate if you’re a critical service worker who:

  • has left Yukon; and
  • is required immediately at your place of work.

You may perform your work duties but you must self-isolate when you are not working.

Residents of Yukon border areas

You live in the British Columbia-Yukon border area or another Yukon border area and you have not been outside the border area in the 14 days before you arrived in Yukon.

Border areas include:

  • Atlin;
  • Lower Post;
  • Fireside;
  • Jade City;
  • Good Hope Lake;
  • Fraser; and
  • Pleasant Camp.

Who has to self-isolate in Whitehorse?

  • All residents of Canada who do not live in Yukon.
  • Residents of Yukon living in Whitehorse who’ve travelled outside of Yukon.

If you're a Yukoner living in a Yukon community

Yukoners living in communities outside Whitehorse who’ve travelled outside the territory can self-isolate in their home communities.

If you have to self-isolate, you may be eligible for an alternative self-isolation plan.

Where can you self-isolate in Whitehorse?

You’re responsible for covering the cost of your self-isolation accommodation. You cannot self-isolate at a Government of Yukon campground, but you can self-isolate in a hotel or similar accommodation. Email us and we can help you to figure out your self-isolation plan: covid19info@gov.yk.ca.

Total travellers 91,451
CEMA complaints 2,248
Charges laid under CEMA 117
   

We started tracking these figures on April 29, 2020.

CEMA is the Civil Emergency Measures Act

When you stop at the check station, you will need to provide:

  • valid ID;
  • your name;
  • your cell phone or home phone number;
  • your home address or address where you will be self-isolating; and
  • confirmation that you do not have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Every person has to provide this information when crossing into Yukon. 

Under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) you have to fill out a declaration form when you arrive in Yukon. You'll do this if your final destination is Yukon, or if you're travelling through the territory.

  • Fill out Option A if you are wanting to be exempt from self-isolation due to vaccination status.
  • Fill out Option B if you do not qualify for an exemption.
  • Fill out Option C if you are transitting through Yukon.

People who'll have to self-isolate

Once through the check station, you must:

  • follow the instructions listed on signage, or given to you by a border officer when you enter Yukon;
  • proceed directly to your home or another suitable safe place;
  • do not stop for groceries or do errands on your way;
  • arrange for someone else to drop off food or provisions for you;
  • avoid unnecessary stops and limit essential stops, such as for gas, as much as possible;
  • if you do stop, practise proper physical distancing by staying 2 metres (6 feet) away from others you may encounter.

Find out how to self-isolate after travel.

Phone us toll-free between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., 7 days a week, 1-877-374-0425.

Email us between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, covid19info@yukon.ca.

If you:

  • do not have a place where you can safely self-isolate; or
  • are in need of mental wellness or substance use care while in self-isolation:

Report an infraction

Report a possible infraction of Civil Emergency Measures Act.
Complete the online form
Phone: 867-393-6210

Questions

If you have questions about borders and enforcement, email: covid19enforcement@gov.yk.ca.

Anyone with information on suspicious cross-border activities is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch Line 1-888-502-9060.

The border between the United States and Canada is closed to all non-essential travel. Americans can travel into Canada if they’re travelling:

  • to Alaska; or
  • from Alaska to the rest of the United States.

Americans travelling through Yukon have to follow a designated travel corridor. We give travellers a map of this route at Yukon borders. 

If you're travelling through Yukon

You're able to transit through Yukon so long as you do so in 24 hours. If you're in transit through Yukon, you'll need to provide confirmation that you do not have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

You must also:

  • follow the instructions listed on signage, or given to you by a border officer when you enter Yukon;
  • not stay at territorial campgrounds.
  • avoid stopping in rural communities;
  • avoid stopping for non-essential reasons;
  • practise physical distancing when buying essentials by staying 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people;
  • self-isolate by staying in your room if you must stay in a hotel;
  • pay at the pump if you must stop for gas; and
  • phone 811 if you develop any COVID-19-like symptoms (cough, fever, or difficulty breathing) after making a declaration at the check station.

If you're travelling to Alaska 

The state of Alaska introduced travel guidance. Read Alaska’s health guidance for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you're travelling to Northwest Territories

Before you travel, read Northwest Territories travel guidelines.

The Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs are temporarily restricting all non-essential travel across its borders to limit the spread of COVID-19. This is a precautionary measure. Find out about what is considered essential travel

Anyone with information on suspicious cross-border activities is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch Line 1-888-502-9060.

A self-isolation plan includes:

  • details of the place where you plan to stay in Yukon for the 14-day period of self-isolation;
  • details of any place where you plan to be after the period of self-isolation; and
  • personal contact information.

Find out more about self-isolation after travel.

Orders were put in place under the Civil Emergency Measures Act. Orders are the law and you're required to follow them. If you do not comply you may be fined or face the possibility of imprisonment.

Directions are strong suggestions from the Chief Medical Health Officer that people are asked to follow to ensure public health and safety. Directions are not enforceable. 

Find out the orders and directions in Yukon.

A Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) enforcement officer enforces all orders under CEMA. They:

  • are stationed at Yukon points of entry that are not staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA);
  • collect contact information of all travellers coming through Yukon or returning home such as details of their 14-day self-isolation plans and declarations of any symptoms of COVID-19; and
  • have the ability to investigate and lay charges to any person in violation of an order under CEMA.

Report a possible infraction of a Civil Emergency Measures Act Order online or phone 867-393-6210.

Please include all details of your complaint and an investigator will be assigned your file. This investigator will contact you if more information is required.

Anyone with information on suspicious cross-border activities is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch Line 1-888-502-9060.

If a complaint is received and an offence has occurred, then a Government of Yukon enforcement officer will follow up. Our approach to enforcement is to educate the public and ask for voluntary compliance before laying any charges.

If there is an emergency or dangerous situation that requires an immediate police response, phone 911.

Do not contact the RCMP for any possible infraction of a CEMA order. Instead, report online

Check stations are a measure to ensure that all travellers have the information they need to:

  • prevent the spread of COVID-19; and
  • keep themselves and other Yukoners safe.

Find an enforcement officer

  • At the Yukon-British Columbia border at the Watson Lake weigh station, or the Yukon-British Columbia border at Junction 37.
  • Both stations are open from 6 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week.
    • Travellers arriving outside of these hours will be required to stop at an on-site kiosk.
    • They must sign a declaration and submit their self-isolation plan, along with a contact number when they arrive from outside of BC, the NWT or Nunavut.
    • Completing the self-declaration is required by law.
  • Erik Neilson International Airport when flights arrive.

Enforcement officers are also collaborating with the Canada Border Services Agency for the following border crossings:

  • Fraser, British Columbia;
  • Pleasant Camp, British Columbia; and
  • Beaver Creek, Yukon.

We also have enforcement staff available to investigate complaints in Whitehorse and other Yukon communities.

As of July 20, 2020, a person with an out-of-province licence plate can get a decal to show their vehicle is allowed in Yukon. Decals are only issued is certain situations. Find out if you can get a decal