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Remote tourism operators to host guests

Paddling, just one of the activities in NWT’s remote tourism plan.   Colin Field/NWT Tourism

Thirteen remote operations have been approved by the NWT’s Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) to host out‐of‐territory clients this summer as part of the territory’s remote tourism plan. Operations include big game outfitting, fishing and paddling. 

Under the plan, visitors can self‐isolate on‐site at a remote tourism location, instead of in one of the territory’s isolation hubs. Visitors must submit a self‐isolation plan for approval by the Chief Public Health Officer. 

Tourism operators must demonstrate that they can carry out business with no, or very minimal, contact between travellers and NWT residents who are not employees of the remote tourism operation. Scheduled overnight lay overs that are necessary for clients in transit to remote tourism sites must only take place in Yellowknife, Hay River, Inuvik, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson and Norman Wells. 

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