Residents will be able to leave NWT via HWY 7 twice a week

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NWT residents wanting to leave the territory via Highway 7 will be allowed to do so twice a week.

The territorial government has updated its travel restrictions to allow residents to leave using schedule exits at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Residents wishing to leave need to email the Government of the Northwest Territories in advance.

Even if leaving via Highway 7, returning residents still need to come back into the territory by Highway 1 or 8 and follow the orders of the chief public health officer, including having a 14-day self-isolation plan.

There is a gate blocking Highway 7 about 10 kilometres from the British Columbia border.


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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to