Self-Isolation Reinstated For InterprovincIAL Travelers

If you plan on doing any traveling outside of Manitoba, you’ll also need to plan on self-isolating.

The 14-day self-isolation for anyone leaving Manitoba will be reinstated this weekend.

The Manitoba Government announced that starting on January 29th, anyone leaving the province will have to self-isolate for two weeks when they return.

Premier Brian Pallister said the move is out of “an abundance of caution” in order to stop different COVID-19 variants from being brought into the province.

For most of the year, residents have been able to travel to Western Canada but restricted from going to Eastern Canada. There was a point near the start of the pandemic when travel outside of the province was restricted unless there was a self-isolation process at the end of the trip.

Manitobans currently out-of-province will have until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 to return to the province without being required to self-isolate. If they arrive after that time, they must self-isolate as appropriate on their return.

Current exemptions to self-isolation measures are still in effect including those traveling for essential interprovincial work and people traveling for medical purposes.