All passengers traveling with BC Ferries will be required to wear a face covering (mask) that covers their mouth and nose when in a situation where a physical separation of two meters (6.5 feet) can't be maintained.
BC Ferries implements the requirement in keeping with directives and guidance provided by Transport Canada. It goes into effect on June 15, 2020 for routes longer than 30 minutes. The new requirement applies to all passengers over the age of two, including passengers traveling in a vehicle.
Passengers will be asked to confirm they have a face covering and are willing to wear it when necessary. If a passenger answers 'no' or fails to answer, they will be unable to travel. Customers must provide their own masks -- BC Ferries will not supply them to travelers.
BC Ferries will also continue screening all customers for COVID-19 symptoms and restrict travel to any customer who does not meet the screening requirements, as per the federal guidelines. BC Ferries is allowing customers to remain in their vehicles on all decks during the sailing and enhanced cleaning.
NOTE ~ The U.S. and Canada are restricting all non-essential travel across its borders. In simpler terms, the border between the U.S. and Canada is closed.
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