Boating Atlantic 2021

Atlantic Canada Boating during Covid-19

July 6, 2021

Latest link from the Federal Government about travel to Canada

The Canada-U.S. temporary border restriction implemented on March 21, 2020 continues. All discretionary/optional travel remains prohibited.

Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) link

Starting July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, there will be exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers who meet specific conditions and are eligible to enter Canada. Current travel restrictions still apply. Read the news release.

The Federal Government provides a link to travel between provinces and territories

Information about COVID 19 in Canada

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.


PEI Pass – starting June 27

Apply now for a PEI Pass for faster screening at PEI points of entry

  • PEI Pass verifies you are fully or partially vaccinated and not required to self-isolate when you visit or return to PEI
  • To qualify for a PEI Pass, you must have one dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 21 days prior to travel (age 12 to 15 are eligible any time after their first vaccine until July 31)
  • No pass is needed for children under 12
  • A separate application is required for each vaccinated person aged 12 and over
  • Parents/guardians must complete application for children under 18 who are traveling with them
  • PEI Pass can be used multiple times

EFFECTIVE JUNE 27, 2021 – Travel from within Atlantic Canada and Magdalene Islands

With PEI Pass

  • Not required to self-isolate
  • Tested upon entry


  • Declaration required (link to form will be available soon)
  • Isolate for 8 days
  • Tested upon entry and on day 8

As of July 18, fully vaccinated individuals with a PEI Pass will be eligible to enter PEI without isolation, provided they meet required conditions

Applications for travel on or after July 18 can be submitted as of July 6.


Anyone entering New Brunswick from Atlantic Canada is no longer required to register for travel. 

Travellers from the Avignon and Témiscouata regions of Quebec are not required to register their travel, but registration is highly recommended so that border officials can easily determine if travellers are from these areas. This helps make screening faster at crossings and will keep traffic moving as smoothly as possible.

All other travellers must register their travel at least five (5) days before their travel into New Brunswick. They must have confirmation from the New Brunswick Travel Registration Program prior to arriving.

It can take up to 5 business days for your application to be processed.

Please visit New Brunswick Travel information to find out more information

The following types of travellers are required to isolate upon entering New Brunswick:

  • Anyone travelling within Canada who has NOT received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; they can be released from isolation with a negative COVID-19 test taken on day 5-7
  • Anyone travelling from an international destination who has not received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine; they must isolate for 14 days and submit for a COVID-19 test on day 10, as well as follow any federal quarantine and testing requirements
  • While individuals may have exemptions from isolation for travel, they may be directed to isolate for other reasons.
  • You will be directed by public health or border officials, including peace officers, on the type of isolation required.
  • Children under 12 years of age must follow the same isolation requirements as the other people they are travelling with.
  • (Those traveling to fulfill a custody agreement are not required to isolate.)

Screening of travellers from outside New Brunswick

All travellers will continue to be screened at airports and when entering New Brunswick from outside the Atlantic Provinces.  Travellers will be asked for proof of province of residence, vaccination status, and isolation plans, depending on the category of entry.  Providing this information will support Public Health’s tracing efforts in the event of a case or an outbreak of COVID-19. If you are planning to enter the province, please come prepared with the required documents for travel into New Brunswick.

Required documents for travel into New Brunswick

USA/International travellers

Travellers entering New Brunswick from the United States or other international locations outside of North America, and whose travel has been approved by Canada Border Services Agency must also receive approval to enter New Brunswick. 

International travellers approved by the Canadian Border Services Agency are required to register their travel through the New Brunswick Travel Registration Program and receive approval from New Brunswick before travelling. Approval by CBSA does not guarantee entry into New Brunswick.  The requirements after entry into New Brunswick must be found in the Provincial Mandatory Order.

For entry into Canada and Canada-U.S. border restrictions, visit the Government of Canada page and the Canada Border Services Agency page or call 1-800-461-9999.


 As of July 1, all travellers are permitted to enter Newfoundland and Labrador. Depending on your vaccination status, you may be required to self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.

All travellers entering Newfoundland and Labrador are required to:

For more information please visit Newfoundland and Labrador


Marina and Airport Update

Travel into Nova Scotia

Everyone who travels from outside Atlantic Canada (including if you’re travelling through Nova Scotia to another destination) needs to apply to travel to Nova Scotia by completing the Safe Check-in Form, including most travellers who are exempt from self-isolation. They may need to self-isolate when they arrive in Nova Scotia for up to 14 days. If they have already self-isolated in Atlantic Canada, they may enter Nova Scotia without self-isolating again. You don’t need to self-isolate if you’re exempt from self-isolation.


Self-isolation requirements for people who travel from another Canadian province or territory (outside Atlantic Canada) are based on vaccination status and testing. Self-isolation requirements include:

  • people who are fully vaccinated (2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia don’t need to self-isolate; testing is recommended
  • people who are partially vaccinated (first dose of COVID-19 vaccine) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 7 days and receive 2 negative tests results in order to leave self-isolation after 7 days
  • people who are not vaccinated (0 doses of COVID-19 vaccine) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days; testing is recommended at the start and end of your self-isolation

For more travel info click here

or more information visit Nova Scotia