Destination Vancouver COVID-19 Information and Resources for Travellers
Last reviewed: September 7, 2021
British Columbia is currently in Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan and we are excited to welcome visitors to #LoveVancouver. Recreational travel within BC is now permitted. For more information about the Province’s current travel advisory, please visit the Government of British Columbia’s website.
- The Canada-U.S. border has re-opened to fully vaccinated U.S. visitors as of August 9, 2021. The Canadian border remains closed to all other international leisure and recreational travellers, including those who have been fully vaccinated.
- Effective September 7, 2021, Canada's borders are opened to fully vaccinated visitors from any country who meet entry requirements. For more details and to find out if you can enter Canada, visit the Government of Canada's website.
- Travellers from across Canada, and international visitors planning ahead, can find trip inspiration and a list of what is currently open for business in the city at #LoveVancouver.
- Beginning September 13, 2021, all residents and visitors will be required to provide proof of vaccination to access discretionary services in British Columbia. For more details, visit the Government of British Columbia's website.
For the most accurate and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 situation, please visit PHAC's website. They continue to reassess the public health risk, based on the best available information as the situation evolves.
For non-medical information about COVID-19, such as travel recommendations and physical distancing please call the provincial government launched hotline: 1-888-COVID19 or 1-888-268-4319 (open from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm)
If you or someone you know is experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms, call the provincial health information hotline at 8-1-1, or contact the B.C Centre for Disease Control at 1-833-784-4397.
You can also conduct an initial self-diagnosis at the provincial government’s HealthLinkBC page: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hwsxchk
For more information about travel within British Columbia, visit Destination British Columbia's Know Before You Go.
Destination Vancouver Visitor Centre
The Destination Vancouver Visitor Centre located at 200 Burrard Street is temporarily closed. You can still get in touch with us by phone or email for help at: 604-683-2000 or VisitVancouver@destinationvancouver.com.
To view our COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan, click here.
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