Starting Friday, April 10, the Province of B.C. will implement a new measure that requires all passengers arriving at YVR from outside of Canada to provide a self-isolation plan before or upon arrival. The plan can be submitted online at gov.bc.ca/returningtravellers or at the Self-Assessment Tool, through the BC COVID-19 Support App, or in-person on arrival at YVR. It must show that returning passengers have supports in place to safely self-isolate for 14 days.
Upon arrival at YVR, passengers will be supported as follows:
- Travellers with approved plans will proceed to their home residence (or another identified accommodation) to self-isolate.
- Travellers who submit plans that need additional support to execute safely (e.g., enlist volunteers to deliver groceries or fill prescriptions once at home) may be taken or directed to an accommodation site to begin self-isolation, while outstanding details of their plan are put in place. With an approved self-isolation plan, they may return home. Without an approved plan, they will remain at an accommodation site for 14 days.
- Travellers who do not have a self-isolation plan or are unable to safely carry one out may be transported or sent to an accommodation where they can safely complete their 14-day self-isolation.
The self-isolation plan is in addition to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) measures that are already in place at YVR including: mandating airlines to assess all travelers for COVID-19 symptoms at the point of origin, requiring travelers to self-declare if they have symptoms at border kiosks, increased screening from CBSA officers and more. For more information on how YVR is addressing COVID-19, please visit yvr.ca/coronavirus.
More information on the new self-isolation plan is available on the BC Government website here.