Covid information for tournament attendees

Page last updated: 2023-09-06

Disclaimer: Although the Covid situation has stabilized, there may still be restrictions at tournaments. 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.

ACBL & District 19

  • ACBL headquarters has made it the responsibility of each tournament sponsor to determine the Covid policy for their events.
  • Effective May 15, 2023, the District recommends but does not require players be vaccinated.
  • Tournament organizers may impose additional restrictions, in which case they will be well-publicized ahead of the event.

Border crossing rules and regulations

1) Crossing into Canada

Currently (last updated August 23, 2023), pre-entry tests are not required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water.  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

As of May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant visitors to the U.S. arriving by air or arriving by land or sea no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of June 12, 2022, people entering the U.S. no longer need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

Source: USA COVID information for international travellers

British Columbia

Current official Covid information can be found on BC’s COVID restrictions information page. Virtually all restrictions have been lifted.

Masks are encouraged, but not required, when travelling by air, train, public transit or BC Ferries.

Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises. It’s important that we respect the choices of people, businesses and one another.

Washington State

Click here for current Washington State Health COVID information.

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