Boating Atlantic 2021

Atlantic Canada Boating during Covid-19

April 8, 2021

Latest link from the Federal Government about travel to Canada

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

Atlantic Bubble Information: Currently only Nova Scotia

If you travel within Atlantic Canada you don’t need to self-isolate when you arrive in or return to Nova Scotia.

If you live in Atlantic Canada, you need to show proof of residency when you enter Nova Scotia. You don’t need to complete a Nova Scotia Safe Check-in Form (self-declaration) before you travel to the province. When you arrive in Nova Scotia, every adult needs to provide a government-issued identification card, driver’s licence, passport or a utility bill or bank statement that shows their permanent home address. You also need to follow public health measures while you’re in Nova Scotia.

If you have already self-isolated in Atlantic Canada, you may enter Nova Scotia without self-isolating again. You also don’t need to complete a Nova Scotia Safe Check-in Form (self-declaration) before you travel to the province.


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.

Non-residents must apply in advance to travel to PEI and should not make travel plans before receiving pre-travel approval.  Proof of approval is required at a PEI border.

Residents of Atlantic provinces (PEI, NB, NS,NL) have to check for any current rules and restrictions within the Atlantic travel bubble.


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


Travel into Nova Scotia

Everyone who travels from outside Atlantic Canada into Nova Scotia (including post-secondary students and if you’re travelling through Nova Scotia to another destination) must self-isolate for 14 days when they arrive in Nova Scotia, or for the duration of their stay if it’s less than 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.

Nova Scotia residents (18 or older) who have travelled outside Atlantic Canada need to complete a Nova Scotia Safe Check-in Form (self-declaration) before they return to the province, including travellers who are exempt from self-isolation. You can complete your own form if you’re 16 or 17 (your parent or guardian can also complete the form for you). A parent or guardian needs to complete the form for someone 15 or younger.

For more information visit Nova Scotia