COVID- 19 (Coronavirus) Update
Destination Osoyoos continues to monitor the situation closely to ensure the most up-to-date information is available and recommended practices and protocols are followed.
The information below is precautionary and for information sharing purposes. It does not indicate any additional risk in our community. For additional resources, please visit hellobc.com.
Updated April 23rd, 2021:
For British Columbians, travel is restricted to essential travel only. British Columbians are asked to stay within their regional zone, support local businesses, and not travel outside of their community.
Let’s do our part by following provincial health orders and continuing to support local businesses in accordance with the latest health orders.
For international visitors, the Canadian border remains closed for non-essential travel, including those who have been vaccinated.
For Canadians, all non-essential travel to BC should be avoided until further notice.
Masks are now required for everyone in all public indoor settings, retail stores, and workplaces. People who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own are exempt.
Employers are expected to enforce the mandatory mask policy with both employees and customers. A customer can be refused entry or service if they do not wear a mask. Learn more.
Planning and Prevention Measures:
- Visit Health Link BC’s website.
- Call the Health Canada 2019 COVID-19 information line: 1-833-784-4397. Interpretation services are available in multiple languages. Or email: email@example.com
- Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)’s website for the latest outbreak update on COVID-19.
- Visit the Health Link BC website for detailed information on COVID-19, including FAQs.
- Visit the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) website for the latest on how to prevent the transmission of diseases. Follow BC CDC on Twitter for regular updates: @CDCofBC
- Follow Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, on Twitter: @CPHO_Canada
- Learn more about the British Columbia Pandemic Provincial Coordination Plan.
The Canadian border remains closed for recreational tourism, so we are asking our international visitors to dream now and explore BC later when the time is right. While the border remains open for essential travel purposes, any visitor who arrives from outside of Canada must quarantine for 14 days.
See the Canadian Border Services Agency website for the latest updates.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is announcing that as of July 31, 2020, at 12:01 am PDT stricter rules and additional entry conditions will be imposed on travellers transiting through Canada to Alaska for a non-discretionary purpose. These measures are put in place to further reduce the risk of introduction of COVID-19 cases and to minimize the amount of time that in-transit travellers are in Canada.
More specifically, in-transit foreign nationals:
- must enter Canada at one of the five identified CBSA ports of entry (POE)
- Abbotsford-Huntingdon (British Columbia)
- Coutts (Alberta)
- Kingsgate (British Columbia)
- North Portal (Saskatchewan)
- Osoyoos (British Columbia)
- will be allowed a reasonable period of stay to carry out the transit
- will be limited to travel within Canada using the most direct route from the POE to the intended POE of exit, while avoiding all national parks, leisure sites and tourism activities
- will be required, before entering the U.S., to report to the nearest CBSA POE to confirm their exit from Canada
Osoyoos Visitor Centre
The Osoyoos Visitor Centre reopened as of June 1st, 2020 with new safety measures in place.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 250-495-5070, or message us on google for virtual visitor inquiries and click here for more information on visitor centre hours and to find our updated reopening plan.
What’s Open in Osoyoos
For a full list of businesses and services, including shops, restaurants, wineries, attractions, click here.