IT’S OFFICIAL: Atlantic Candian travel bubble announced, beginning July 3rd
In an update from the Council of Atlantic Premiers, it has been announced that our provinces are committing to ease travel restrictions in Atlantic Canada as COVID-19 case numbers remain low in each province. As of July 3, an Atlantic Canadian travel bubble will be formed between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, & Newfoundland.
Effective July 3, Nova Scotia will form an #AtlanticBubble with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, allowing Atlantic Canadians to travel within the region without having to self-isolate: https://t.co/GOqCwjV9hl #COVID19NS pic.twitter.com/lbmHZ3BZuR
— Stephen McNeil (@StephenMcNeil) June 24, 2020
“Interprovincial travel without the requirement to self-isolate will be permitted in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, for residents of Atlantic Canada as of July 3. Visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must adhere to the local entry requirements in place in each of the four jurisdictions. Other Canadian visitors to the Maritime provinces that have self-isolated for 14 days may then travel within the Maritime region.
The premiers noted that the decision to ease travel restrictions in the region was guided by the chief medical officers of health in each province and will continue to be closely monitored. All public health directives present in each province must be adhered to, including not traveling if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 and practising physical distancing and good hand hygiene. Each province will choose their own processes to track and monitor travelers.
The premiers remain committed to working together to support economic and social recovery while ensuring the health and safety of all residents.”
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says “Nova Scotians and Atlantic Canadians have worked hard to flatten the curve and we’re now in a place where we can ease restrictions within our region. This will allow families to travel and vacation this summer, boosting our tourism and business sectors. We’re looking forward to welcoming our neighbours back. I encourage Nova Scotians, and all Atlantic Canadians, to follow public health measures in this province and in any neighbouring province they visit. COVID-19 remains a risk and we must do all we can to prevent this virus from getting a stronger foothold in our region.”