COVID-19 Update - April 23, 2021 - New Travel Restrictions + Extension of PHO Province-wide Restrictions

Author: Gateway College |

Please note the following COVID-19 updates for April 23, 2021:

  1. New Travel Restrictions
  1. New provincial travel order effective April 23, 2021

A new order will expand existing travel restrictions to ensure that British Columbians stay within their local areas and reduce non-essential travel.


  • Essential travel includes travel for post-secondary education and training.
  • Travel to attend classes or receive training through a post-secondary institution, including participating in practical learning activities such as fieldwork, practicums and clinical placements, is exempt from the travel restrictions as part of a broad exemption for post-secondary education and training.
  1. Government of Canada suspension of flights from India and Pakistan effective April 22, 2021 for 30 days
    • Mental health supports, including, are available to B.C. post-secondary international students who are affected by the new federal flight restrictions between India, Pakistan and Canada.
    • B.C. will continue to monitor changes to federal travel restrictions and communicate with institutions to ensure BC is responding to all new federal requirements.
  1. Extension of PHO Province-Wide Restrictions

The existing province-wide restrictions have been extended until midnight May 25, 2021 to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

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