Travel during the winter break

- University of Victoria

BC’s provincial health officer (PHO) asks that we avoid non-essential travel, both within and outside of BC. However, you can travel to your home for the winter break as long as you take precautions. Please follow all health and safety protocols in your home region.

The Government of Canada and BC’s PHO advise against all non-essential travel outside of Canada, including the USA. If you must travel for essential reasons, please review the BC government travel advisory for health and safety precautions.

Travellers who return from outside of Canada must self-isolate for 14 days on their return home.

Keep it small. Keep it safe.

Please keep your gatherings small over the holidays – with your immediate household or core bubble.

In BC, no social gatherings of any size are permitted at your residence with anyone other than your household or core bubble.

Returning to campus

When you return to campus, continue to follow all health and safety protocols, including:

  • do a self-assessment daily for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to campus
  • stay home if you feel unwell
  • wear a mask in all indoor public areas
  • maintain physical distancing
  • wash your hands frequently

Current information

Have a safe and happy holiday!