New travel restriction imposed for British Columbia.




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On Monday, Premier John Horgan of British Columbia introduced new travel restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

The new rules, according to Horgan, were placed in place to keep British Columbians in their own communities and limit non-essential travel.

The restrictions will be in effect until the end of the May long weekend, according to a formal order due by the end of this week.

It’s a far cry from Horgan’s tone a few months earlier, when he said — incorrectly — that Manitoba only had “four highways” in and out of the province, opposed to B.C.’s hundreds of roads and major airports, as the reason why the West Coast does not follow the Prairie province’s stricter travel laws.

Outside of their local health authority, B.C. residents would not be able to book lodging or a camping spot. In the tourism industry, this is actually achieved on a voluntary basis, but Horgan said he is willing to impose a government order if appropriate.

Any reservations that have already been made will be canceled, he said.

Anyone who has reserved a provincial camping site outside of their health authority will receive a refund from BC Parks.

Outside of their local health authority, B.C. residents would not be able to book lodging or a camping spot. In the tourism industry, this is actually achieved on a voluntary basis, but Horgan said he is willing to impose a government order if appropriate.