Travel to Yukon communities guidelines: COVID-19

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.

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. 

Contact: 

Find the most up-to-date information on the Yukon situation. If you have questions, phone the COVID-19 InfoLine 877-374-0425 between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., 7 days a week.

Travel advisories issued by First Nations governments and communities

Read and follow travel advisories issued by First Nations governments and communities on the Council of Yukon First Nations travel advisory page. On the map on that page, click on the area of Yukon you're planning to visit to see if there's a travel advisory for that particular traditional territory. 

These are the First Nations governments and communities that currently have travel advisories in place. 

  • Carcross/Tagish First Nation and South Klondike Advisory Council;
  • Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Village of Haines Junction;
  • Trondek Hwech’in and City of Dawson;
  • Kluane First Nation;
  • Selkirk First Nation;
  • First Nation of Na-cho Nyäk Dun; and
  • the Village of Mayo.

If a First Nations government or community has not issued guidance, travel responsibly and follow the Safe 6

How to travel responsibly to communities

COVID-19 poses a risk to rural and remote Yukon communities. Travellers are being asked to protect the Yukoners who call these places home. Be respectful of community members’ requests when entering a community or a business.

Remember to follow the 6 steps to staying safe when you travel to the communities.

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.
  • Do not linger outside shops or in the communities if you do not have a purpose.
  • Residents of all communities should take these precautions when travelling.
  • Honour the wishes of the municipalities and First Nations governments whose land you intend to visit by following their travel advisories. 
  • Do not visit national parks that are currently closed to the public.
  • You can use boat launches in and around Yukon; be respectful when you do so.
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.

6 tips to staying safe

Please use the 6 steps to staying safe in your travel plans. The 6 steps are:

  • maintain physical distancing – keep 2 metres (6 feet) away from everyone who’s not a member of your bubble;
  • wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol;
  • stay home if you’re feeling sick;
  • do not gather in groups of more than 10 people indoors or 50 outdoors and remember to keep 2 metres (6 feet) apart;
  • limit travel to rural communities and be respectful when you’re there; and
  • self-isolate if you’ve just returned to Yukon from anywhere other than British Columbia, Nunavut and Northwest Territories, or if you’ve been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

If you've questions or concerns and need further help, email covid19info@gov.yk.ca.

Read and follow travel advisories issued by First Nations governments and communities on the Council of Yukon First Nations travel advisory page. On the map on that page, click on the area of Yukon you're planning to visit to see if there's a travel advisory for that particular traditional territory. 

These are the First Nations governments and communities that currently have travel advisories in place. 

  • Carcross/Tagish First Nation and South Klondike Advisory Council;
  • Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Village of Haines Junction;
  • Trondek Hwech’in and City of Dawson;
  • Kluane First Nation;
  • Selkirk First Nation;
  • First Nation of Na-cho Nyäk Dun; and
  • the Village of Mayo.

If a First Nations government or community has not issued guidance, travel responsibly and follow the Safe 6

COVID-19 poses a risk to rural and remote Yukon communities. Travellers are being asked to protect the Yukoners who call these places home. Be respectful of community members’ requests when entering a community or a business.

Remember to follow the 6 steps to staying safe when you travel to the communities.

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.
  • Do not linger outside shops or in the communities if you do not have a purpose.
  • Residents of all communities should take these precautions when travelling.
  • Honour the wishes of the municipalities and First Nations governments whose land you intend to visit by following their travel advisories. 
  • Do not visit national parks that are currently closed to the public.
  • You can use boat launches in and around Yukon; be respectful when you do so.

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.

Please use the 6 steps to staying safe in your travel plans. The 6 steps are:

  • maintain physical distancing – keep 2 metres (6 feet) away from everyone who’s not a member of your bubble;
  • wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol;
  • stay home if you’re feeling sick;
  • do not gather in groups of more than 10 people indoors or 50 outdoors and remember to keep 2 metres (6 feet) apart;
  • limit travel to rural communities and be respectful when you’re there; and
  • self-isolate if you’ve just returned to Yukon from anywhere other than British Columbia, Nunavut and Northwest Territories, or if you’ve been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

If you've questions or concerns and need further help, email covid19info@gov.yk.ca.