Atlantic Bubble pops as travel restrictions announced for PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador

Marco Green
November 24, 2020

But Morrison said she is concerned COVID-19 is already on P.E.I.in larger numbers.

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King said Monday that all non-essential travel to and from the island will be suspended, starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, for a minimum of two weeks. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr.

In a news release issued Monday morning from the Council of Atlantic Premiers, Furey, Higgs, King and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil together jointly recommended caution regarding non-essential travel within the Atlantic Provinces.

Non-island residents will once again have to apply for pre-travel approval before travelling to P.E.I., including a plan for self-isolation, Morrison said. "I feel it is a proactive measure, I feel it is a preventative step", said King.

Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island first opened the Atlantic bubble on July 3. "On a couple of different occasions (on Sunday), I spoke to my fellow Atlantic premiers and we all agreed that it was important. we take all necessary precautions in our respective provinces to keep our residents safe".

"I've said before that COVID-19 is knocking at our door, and in recent days, that knocking has become louder and stronger", said Morrison. "Not all of these cases are related to travel, meaning there is evidence of community spread". "We need to act fast".

For the time being, non-essential travel in and out of Newfoundland and Labrador will be limited, he added.

This means visitors to both provinces will now be expected to isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether they've travelled from within Atlantic Canada or not.

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