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:

If you are 12 years of age or older, you will need to be fully vaccinated in order to board:

  • Domestic flights departing from airports in Canada
  • VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains
  • Non-essential passenger vessels, such as cruise ships, on voyages of 24 hours or more departing from ports in Canada, once voyages resume

In addition to the vaccination requirement, all existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for passengers remain in place, including 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. 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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