As pilots become less homebound as COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are relaxed across the country, they may begin to make plans to go flying beyond the confines of their local airport’s circuit.

However, each province and territory in Canada sets its own guidelines and regulations, which can be confusing at times. Nav Canada has gathered travel restriction information from across the country and tabulated them into a handy table which pilots can use in their flight planning.

Pilots are reminded that there is a mandatory 14-day period of self-isolation for people entering Canada, regardless of one’s citizenship or residency. That essentially rules out discretionary trips to the U.S. while the border restrictions are still in place.

The table is recreated below:

Province/Territory Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Requirements
British Columbia • None
Alberta • None
Saskatchewan • Essential travel only to and from Northern Saskatchewan

• No restrictions for the rest of the province

Manitoba • No quarantine required for residents of BC, AB, SK, YT, NT, NU or Northwestern Ontario

• 14-day quarantine upon entry to province from other areas

Ontario • None
Quebec • Essential travel only in Cree Territory of James Bay and Nunavik
New Brunswick • Atlantic Bubble (no quarantine required for Atlantic Canadians)

• 14-day quarantine upon entry to province from outside bubble

Nova Scotia • Atlantic Bubble (no quarantine required for Atlantic Canadians)

• 14-day quarantine upon entry to province from outside bubble

Prince Edward Island • Atlantic Bubble (no quarantine required for Atlantic Canadians)

• Essential workers and seasonal residents must be approved to enter and undergo 14-day quarantine

Newfoundland and Labrador • Atlantic Bubble (no quarantine required for Atlantic Canadians)

• Essential travel only and 14-day quarantine is required

Nunavut • Residents only following a 14-day self-quarantine in approved locations prior to entry

• Common Travel Area established between Nunavut and NT

Northwest Territories • Residents only following a 14-day self-quarantine in approved locations prior to entry

• Common Travel Area established between Nunavut and NT

Yukon • No quarantine required for residents of BC, NWT and Nunavut

• 14-day quarantine upon entry to territory from other areas

 

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