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P.E.I. prepares for Atlantic travel bubble July 3

Traffic travels across the Confederation Bridge in this July 2019 file photo.
Traffic travels across the Confederation Bridge in this file photo. - RF Stock

Islanders are joining residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador in an Atlantic travel bubble beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3.

Atlantic Canadians will need to complete an online self-declaration form before travelling to the Island. Individuals traveling in the same vehicle need only complete one form with each person traveling identified on the form. A submission identification number will be generated when the form is submitted and will be later verified when entering the province.

Visitors are asked to apply within two days of their scheduled arrival date. Everyone entering the province, including Islanders returning home, will go through a health screening at the point of entry. For more information and to download the declaration form, visit. www.princeedwardisland.ca/atlanticbubble.

Additional public health and screening measures will be maintained as part of the travel bubble.

· Seasonal residents travelling from outside Atlantic Canada will need to apply for pre-approved travel and have a self-isolation plan.

· Islanders returning from travel outside Atlantic Canada will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

· Operation Isolation will continue to follow those self-isolating.

Residents of Atlantic Canada currently self-isolating in Prince Edward Island who have not travelled outside the region in the last 14 days can also discontinue their self-isolation as of Friday, July 3.

Travel bubble requirements may be different for each Atlantic province. Islanders traveling to other Atlantic provinces should inquire about the entry requirements and public health measures for the province they wish to visit before beginning their travels. When returning to Prince Edward Island, Islanders will be required to show two pieces of identification to confirm they are a permanent or seasonal resident.

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