Boating Atlantic 2021

Atlantic Canada Boating during Covid-19

Feb 16, 2021

New requirements for travel to Canada
As of February 15, 2021, travellers entering Canada by land must provide proof of a valid COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the U.S. upon arrival at the border. Some travellers, like commercial truckers, will be exempt from these measures.

Transport Canada has provided graphic charts of the travel requirements.

Arrival by Land:

Arrival by Air:

Current Boating situation for Atlantic Canada Residents.

All boaters should follow public health measures and physical distance and gathering requirements for the province they live and boat in. In addition, Transport Canada has provided guidelines for boaters.

Boats may move by road with a commercial carrier between provinces


Travel into Prince Edward Island is restricted. Peace officers are authorized to turn any person(s) away who attempts to enter the province for unauthorized travel and to require any person(s) to leave the province immediately.

Effective January 23, 2021, updated post circuit breaker measures are in place. These measures are expected to be in place until February 16, 2021.


Travel restrictions
Travel into New Brunswick is now further restricted and will be permitted only for work; medical reasons; obtaining essential supplies for the communities of Pointe-à-la-Croix and Listuguj First Nation, in Quebec; and child custody or compassionate reasons if approved by Public Health. Under the new restrictions, Canadian residents who own property in the province or who have family members (parents, children, siblings, grandchildren, grandparents, significant other) residing in New Brunswick will no longer be permitted to enter the province.

Please visit New Brunswick Travel information to find out more information


For more information please visit Newfoundland and Labrador


Every adult (18 or older) from outside Atlantic Canada needs to complete a Self-declaration Form – Tracking Travellers to Nova Scotia (PDF) before they travel to the province, unless they are exempt from self-isolation or have an exception from the Government of Nova Scotia.

For more information visit Nova Scotia