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Travel restrictions coming to B.C. to stop spread of COVID-19

B.C. Premier John Horgan
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April 19, 2021 - 2:30 PM

As of Friday, people will be told not to travel outside their health regions in B.C. and they could be stopped in random road checks to make sure they are obeying.

That from Premier John Horgan today, April 19.

“We have to make sure we do our level best over the next number of weeks to get to the end of the pandemic,” Horgan said at a news conference in Victoria.

The tourism industry has agreed to no longer take reservations from people outside their health region and signs will be put up at Alberta border crossings advising people to cross the border into B.C. only for essential reasons.

B.C. Ferries will also stop taking reservations for recreational vehicles and campers. No additional ferries will be put in place for the May long weekend.

While people are being asked to cooperate with the new measures, some will become orders, Horgan said.

The measures are to stay in place until after the May long weekend.

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