Before You Consider Travelling
Updated at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021
If you must travel, take these steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
- If you are eligible, get fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Wait 2 weeks after getting your second vaccine dose to travel—it takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination.
- Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before you travel. Keep a copy of your test results with you if you travelling outside of the province or the country in case you are asked for them. Do NOT travel if you test positive.
- Check travel restrictions before you go.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public settings. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation.
- Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you. It’s important to do this everywhere — both indoors and outdoors.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
- Bring extra supplies, such as masks and hand sanitizer.
- Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Regional Travel in the James and Hudson Bay Region
The Wetum Road is only open for Fort Albany and Moosonee.
Once a case is identified in the region, the communities input lockdown measures for the exception of Moosonee as it follows provincial directives
• Travel only for essential reasons such as medical appointments
• Essential workers such as WAHA employees, other social service providers and essential goods and services.
Always check your community bylaws before travelling out of your community. You may have to self-isolate once you return to your community. Checkpoints are in place at the entry of some communities.