Information current as of

Friday, May 29, 2020 ‒ 10:20

COVID-19 travel information specifically for Yukoners

April 17,  2020 – New border control measures come into force

A new Border Control Measures Order to strengthen enforcement at all Yukon borders during the COVID-19 emergency is now in force.

Minister of Community Services John Streicker signed the Ministerial Order under the Civil Emergency Measures Act as a means to ensure that enforcement officers stationed at Yukon’s borders have the legal authority and tools needed to deny entry to non-essential travelers while still permitting essential and critical services and people to return home.

Read the news release. 

April 2,  2020 – Emergency measures and guidance to protect Yukoners from the spread of COVID-19 announced today

The Government of Yukon is protecting Yukoners from the spread of COVID-19 by introducing Civil Emergency Measures Health Protection (COVID-19) Orders. This now ensures that orders given by the Chief Medical Officer of Health are enforceable under the Civil Emergency Measures Act. Today’s action also defines critical and essential services in a new set of guidelines. The guidelines will provide Yukoners and critical service providers the clarity needed to determine who can safely travel and work throughout the territory.

Read the news release. 

March 22, 2020 – Non-essential travel outside of territory and into rural Yukon

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to protect Yukon’s most vulnerable citizens, Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly advises the suspension of all non-essential travel into and out of Yukon. All Yukoners planning to return home in the next 30 days are advised to return now.

In view of the need to protect remote areas with limited medical resources, Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly advises the suspension of any non-essential travel to Yukon’s rural communities.

Read the news release.

March 20, 2020 – Information for Yukoners on Canada-US border restrictions

Canada and the United States are temporarily restricting all non-essential travel across its borders to limit the spread of COVID-19. This is a precautionary measure, in line with the directions on social distancing that are being given by health officials across the country.

Starting at 9 p.m. PDT Friday, March 20, 2020, discretionary, recreational and tourist travel between Canada and the US will no longer be allowed, including Yukon-Alaska border crossings. This will last for 30 days and means Yukoners will not be able to cross the border for recreational activities such as skiing.

Read the news release.

March 20, 2020 – Non-essential international travel

On the advice of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Brendan Hanley, is advising all Yukoners to cancel or postpone all non-essential travel outside of Canada, including the United States.

Read the news release.

After you return to Yukon

For 14 days after leaving your destination, monitor yourself for a

  • cough;
  • fever; or
  • difficulty breathing.

If you develop any of these symptoms, stay home and self-isolate. Learn about self-isolating, self-monitoring and isolation.

Contact the following for testing

In Whitehorse
  • Your health care provider
  • Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC)
    • Phone 867-667-8323
    • Phone toll free 1-800-661-0408 extension 8323
In the communities

Phone a health centre.

Avoid contact with other people to prevent the spread of disease in your home and in your community.

If your symptoms become severe, phone 911.

Trips for Yukon schools

The Government of Yukon has cancelled all school trips, including trips to Alaska. This decision is based on the advice of Yukon’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Catherine Elliott.

Classes are suspended at all Yukon public schools until April 15, or until further notice.

Contact: 

If you have a question email covid19info@gov.yk.ca.