It’s official. The four Atlantic Canadian provinces will be “bubbling” next month.
Residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador can travel within the four Atlantic provinces without having to self-isolate, starting July 3.
“This is exciting news for Nova Scotia families and, quite frankly, for Atlantic Canadian families who have been missing loved ones who are living in other provinces or unable to travel to their respective cottages or properties they would have in neighboring provinces,” said Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil during a news conference in Halifax on Wednesday.
“As of July 3, we will get back to what seems like, what is our normal life, which is free mobility amongst our respective provinces.”
The Atlantic premiers said the decision to ease travel restrictions was guided by the chief medical officers of health in each province, and they will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
Atlantic Canadians must still abide by the public health directives in place in each province, such as practising physical distancing and good hand hygiene.
Residents shouldn’t travel if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
Anyone who has been advised to self-isolate or is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test will not be allowed to enter another Atlantic province.
Visitors from outside Atlantic Canada must still adhere to the entry requirements in place in each of the four provinces.