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Little Gold Creek border crossing opening delayed due to COVID-19

Press Release

May 22, 2020                                 Little Gold, Yukon                   Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is advising travellers that the seasonal opening of the Little Gold Creek port of entry will be delayed until further notice due to COVID-19.

The port of entry had originally been scheduled to open in spring 2020, but will now remain closed until such a time as international travel restrictions are lifted. Persons whose travel is essential must seek entry to Canada at an alternate port of entry, such as Beaver Creek, Yukon, currently open 24 hours daily.

The temporary restriction on all non-essential travel at the Canada-United States border has been extended until June 21, 2020, and can be prolonged as necessary for public health reasons. Visitors continue to be restricted from entering Canada unless they are both asymptomatic and crossing the border for essential reasons, such as work or study. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Registered Indians under the Indian Act continue to enter Canada by right. All travellers are subject to COVID-19 entry screening measures and, with limited exemptions, must quarantine or isolate for 14 days.

Healthy, non-symptomatic foreign nationals, travelling through Canada for non-discretionary purposes, such as to return home to Alaska, may transit through Canada.

Quick facts

  • Now is not the time for non-essential travel: hiking or boating across the border, and visiting Canada for other recreational activities is currently prohibited.
  • Travellers are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering upon entry to Canada and while in transit to isolation or quarantine, unless the mask or face covering needs to be removed for security or safety reasons.
  • Travellers who are granted entry into Canada will be informed of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)’s mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement. This is mandatory for all coming into Canada even if they do not have any symptoms, as they are at risk of developing symptoms and infecting others. If they do have symptoms, they will be referred to a health professional.
  • Travellers will also be required to provide their contact information and place of quarantine to help PHAC monitor and enforce compliance with the 14-day quarantine requirement.
  • Last year, more than 14,146 travellers entered Canada at Little Gold Creek.

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Contacts

Media Relations, Western Canada

Canada Border Services Agency

[email protected]

1-844-245-2272

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