WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is amending public-health orders to put formal restrictions on inter-provincial travel.
“Manitobans have worked incredibly hard over the last two months to flatten our COVID-19 curve, which has allowed us to take a cautious, measured approach to re-opening some services in our province,” says Premier Brian Pallister. “Out of an abundance of caution, we are implementing more formal travel restrictions to protect Manitobans from the risks of COVID-19 being introduced to us further by travel, including any new COVID-19 strains from other jurisdictions.”
The public-health orders will be amended on January 29 to specify that anyone entering Manitoba from anywhere in Canada will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. This includes those entering from regions previously exempt from the requirement. Current exemptions to self-isolation measures are still in effect, including those travelling for essential inter-provincial work and people travelling for medical purposes.
The restrictions complement other limited changes made to the public-health orders effective January 23 and will last for three weeks.