TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS 2021/2022

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS – KEY MESSAGING

GREATER VICTORIA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 61

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the winter break approaches, the District would like to remind families and staff about travel requirements when leaving and returning to the country.

All travellers returning to/entering Canada must follow the testing and quarantine requirements. For all details, including 72 hour or less trips, please visit: www.travel.gc.ca.

There are some exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada. We recommend that you review travel requirements prior to travel as advisories or guidelines may evolve.

Students, staff and other adults who are not fully vaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada CANNOT attend school for 14 days after arrival, as part of federal requirements. This includes children under 12 who are travelling with their fully vaccinated parents.

Sources:

Government of Canada (2021). COVID-19: Requirements for fully vaccinated travellers and unvaccinated children less than 12 years of age. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/fully-vaccinated-travellers-without-covid-19-symptoms-returning-canada.html

BC Center for Disease Control (2021). Self-isolation and Self-monitoring. http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation