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December 3, 2021

Some measures will ease on December 4, 2021. For COVID-19 medical questions phone 811. For non-medical questions, email covid19info@yukon.ca.

Travel to Yukon communities guidelines: COVID-19

Follow these guidelines if you're thinking about travelling to Yukon communities.

Yukon communities are at significant risk from the current COVID-19 case activity. The acting Chief Medical Officer is recommending that travel between communities, and from communities to Whitehorse, be avoided until further notice.

Travel advisories issued by First Nations governments and communities

Several First Nations governments and communities currently have travel advisories in place. You'll find them on the Council of Yukon First Nations travel advisory page. Click on the area of Yukon you're planning to visit to see if there's a travel advisory for that traditional territory.

If there's no travel advisory 

If a First Nations government or community has not issued an advisory, travel responsibly and follow the Safe 6 plus 1. Plus 1 means wear a mask.

How to travel responsibly to communities

If you travel to Yukon communities, make sure you:

  • follow any travel advisories issued by First Nations governments, municipalities or communities;
  • travel responsibly and respectfully; and
  • follow the Safe 6, plus 1 (wear a mask).

COVID-19 is a risk for rural and remote Yukon communities. we ask travellers to help protect the Yukoners who call these places home. Be respectful of community members’ requests when you enter a community or a business.

Travel guidance will change as the risk of COVID-19 to Yukoners changes. It will also change as we move through the reopening phases.

When we refer to "communities", this does not include Whitehorse. 

What you can do

  • Try to bring all the supplies you'll need for the duration of your travel.
  • You may shop in local stores and buy food in restaurants if they're open for business.
  • Use boat launches in and around Yukon in a respectful way.
  • Do not linger outside shops or in communities if you do not have a purpose.
  • Do not visit national parks that are currently closed to the public.
Visiting your cabin

If you live in Whitehorse and have a cabin in the communities, you can travel there for the weekend. You may also shop in local stores if they welcome people from outside their community.

Several First Nations governments and communities currently have travel advisories in place. You'll find them on the Council of Yukon First Nations travel advisory page. Click on the area of Yukon you're planning to visit to see if there's a travel advisory for that traditional territory.

If there's no travel advisory 

If a First Nations government or community has not issued an advisory, travel responsibly and follow the Safe 6 plus 1. Plus 1 means wear a mask.

If you travel to Yukon communities, make sure you:

  • follow any travel advisories issued by First Nations governments, municipalities or communities;
  • travel responsibly and respectfully; and
  • follow the Safe 6, plus 1 (wear a mask).

COVID-19 is a risk for rural and remote Yukon communities. we ask travellers to help protect the Yukoners who call these places home. Be respectful of community members’ requests when you enter a community or a business.

Travel guidance will change as the risk of COVID-19 to Yukoners changes. It will also change as we move through the reopening phases.

When we refer to "communities", this does not include Whitehorse. 

What you can do

  • Try to bring all the supplies you'll need for the duration of your travel.
  • You may shop in local stores and buy food in restaurants if they're open for business.
  • Use boat launches in and around Yukon in a respectful way.
  • Do not linger outside shops or in communities if you do not have a purpose.
  • Do not visit national parks that are currently closed to the public.

If you live in Whitehorse and have a cabin in the communities, you can travel there for the weekend. You may also shop in local stores if they welcome people from outside their community.

Contact: 

If you have questions to do with the pandemic situation in Yukon, phone the COVID-19 InfoLine 1-877-374-0425. You can also email covid19info@yukon.ca which is staffed from Mondays to Fridays.