Covid information for tournament attendees

Page last updated: 2022-05-08

Disclaimer: The Covid situation is constantly evolving. This webpage is provided as a courtesy to tournament attendees. It will be updated every time we are made aware of relevant changes in rules, whether at the federal, state, provincial, regional or organizational (ACBL) level. Although we strive to provide accurate information, we cannot guarantee it. It is each individual’s responsibility to ensure they understand the applicable rules and comply with them.

Border crossing rules and regulations

1) Crossing into Canada

Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water. You must still use ArriveCAN before and after April 1. Travellers are eligible to enter or return to Canada if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.

Source: Government of Canada’s Travel site.

2) Crossing into the USA

All non-immigrant, non-US citizen air travelers to the United States must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. In addition, fully vaccinated foreign nationals may also enter the United States at land ports of entry (POEs) and ferry terminals.

Fully vaccinated foreign travelers are able to travel to the United States across the Northern and Southwest borders with Canada and Mexico. Travelers who enter the United States at land Ports of entry (POEs) and ferry terminals do not require proof of a negative test; in addition, U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents do not need to provide proof of vaccination status at land POEs and ferry terminals.

Source: US Embassy in Canada


ACBL

  • Every player/organizer/volunteer/employee must show proof of vaccination. This takes precedence over any provincial or state rule.
  • Tournament organizers may impose additional restrictions, in which case they will be well-publicized ahead of the event.
  • The Director In Charge (DIC) of the tournament is the deciding authority on what specific restrictions apply. 

British Columbia

  • Current official Covid information can be found on BC’s COVID restrictions information page. Most restrictions have been lifted.
  • Gatherings and events:
    There are no restrictions on:

    • Personal gatherings
    • Organized gatherings and events, like weddings and funerals
    • Worship services
    • Exercise and fitness activities
    • Swimming pools
  • Restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs: no restrictions
  • Sport activities: no restrictions
  • Masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries but are no longer required under public health order.
  • Individual businesses and organizations can choose to continue to require mask wearing on their premises.
  • Individual businesses and organizations can choose to continue to require the BC Vaccine Card proof on their premises.

Washington State

As of March 12, Washington state no longer requires masks, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry to the following:

  • Schools, childcare facilities, and libraries
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Houses of worship
  • Gyms, recreation centers, and indoor athletic facilities
  • Grocery stores, businesses, and retail establishments

However, masks are still required in the following settings:

  • Healthcare and medical facilities, including hospitals, outpatient, dental facilities and pharmacies
  • Long-term care settings
  • Public transit, taxis, and rideshare vehicles (federal requirement)
  • Correctional facilities
  • Private businesses and local governments that want to require masks for their employees, customers, or residents.

Source: Gov Jay Inslee announcement 

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