The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding travellers that the seasonal opening of the Little Gold Creek border crossing in the Yukon Territories continues to be suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.
Under normal circumstances, the Little Gold Creek border crossing would open annually in mid-May. It did not open in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and services will remain suspended while travel restrictions are in place. Persons who have a right of entry to Canada, or who meet an exemption to the current travel restrictions, must seek entry to Canada at an alternate port of entry, such as the Beaver Creek border crossing, currently open 24-hours daily. Individuals in-transit to Alaska must seek entry at border crossings designated for that purpose: the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing, the Kingsgate border crossing, and the Osoyoos border crossing, all of which are open 24-7.
Only Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act have a right of entry to Canada. Other travellers – with very limited exceptions – remain prohibited from entering Canada for an optional or discretionary purpose, such as tourism, recreation, or entertainment.
Travellers entering Canada are subject to strict requirements for mandatory 14-day quarantine or isolation; the use of ArriveCAN to submit pre-arrival information; and COVID-19 testing before, upon, and after arrival. Please visit Canada.ca for details and the list of exemptions. At this time, simply having a COVID-19 vaccination does not exempt anyone from having to comply with current testing, quarantine, and other requirements.
Individuals who contravene the mandatory isolation or mandatory quarantine requirements may be subject to a range of enforcement measures under the Quarantine Act. Maximum penalties include a fine of up to $750,000 and/or imprisonment for six months.