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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

This page will carry updates from official sources relating to travel and tourism in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan. Additional links are listed below to other sources of information, which are also being updated frequently. 

Provincial Health Mandates

As of April 8, 2022, the following public health orders are in place.

Mask Mandate 

Masks are no longer required in public indoor settings under a public health order.

  • Masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries, but are not required
  • Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises
  • Masks are still required for federally regulated travel, like air travel
Proof of Vaccination

Proof of vaccination is no longer required under a public health order to access businesses, events, and services.

For additional details on public health orders, please visit the Government of BC website


Federal Health Mandates

Domestic Travel:

As of June 20, 2022, the following public health orders are in place.

Proof of vaccination is no longer required under a public health order to board a flight or train in Canada.

All existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for passengers remain in place. This includes health check questions, and wearing masks inside airports and rail terminals, and while on board planes and trains.

All passengers must wear a mask throughout their entire travel journey except for brief periods while eating, drinking, or taking oral medication, or unless otherwise exempt. Some of these exemptions include:

  • children under 6 years old
  • people who are unable to remove the mask without assistance
  • people who provide a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a face mask for a medical reason

For more information about domestic travel, please visit the Government of Canada's website.

International Travel (entering Canada):

Please visit the Government of Canada's website to view the information and mandatory requirements for travellers entering Canada.

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