With the Atlantic bubble coming into effect Friday at 12:01 a.m., Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison laid out guidelines for Islanders planning to travel out of province and what will be required of people from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador planning to visit P.E.I.
Under the Atlantic bubble, residents of the four provinces will be able to travel within the region without having to self-isolate.
She said visitors to P.E.I. will, however, be required to submit an online declaration before they begin their journey. Morrison suggested visitors fill out the declaration one to two days prior to their trip and print out a physical copy. The declarations, Morrison said, will be verified at the point of entry.
Visitors will also undergo health screenings upon arrival and will be given information pamphlets outlining restrictions for their stay. Morrison encouraged visitors to travel at off-peak times.
For Islanders planning to travel, Morrison said she anticipates they will have to fill out self-declaration forms to get into New Brunswick, and that identification, like a driver’s licence, will also likely be required.