Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth

B.C. public safety minister outlines province’s new travel restrictions

In Victoria, British Columbia Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth discusses the formal order implementing the province’s new travel restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. This order will be in effect from April 23 through May 25, 2021, after the May long weekend. It applies to everyone in the province, including non-essential travellers from outside the province. On April 19, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced plans to limit people from travelling outside of their health authority for non-essential purposes. B.C. will also limit provincial travel by working with the tourism sector to reject bookings from people travelling outside their local areas. B.C. Ferries will also stop accepting bookings for recreational vehicles.