COVID-19 Information for Transportation Crews, Military and Coast Guard
PEI resident commercial pilots or air crew members, Coast Guard, or military personnel (travelling locally, nationally or internationally) do not have to self-isolate when in PEI, if they are:
- Are registered as rotational workers;
- Test for COVID-19 at the required frequency;
- Are exempt under the federal Quarantine Act following international travel; and
- If have travelled outside of the Atlantic Provinces in the past 14 days, isolate until they receive their first negative test result.
If you are told at the Canadian border that you must isolate for 14 days, you must self-isolate for 14 days in Canada; review information on PEI self-isolation for international arrivals and testing here.
Non-PEI resident commercial pilots or air crew members, Coast Guard, or military personnel do not qualify for exemption from self-isolation when in PEI and are required to follow the public health measures specific to work-isolation.
In Order to be Exempt from Self-Isolation Restrictions, you must:
- Complete the online application for rotational worker status and receive a letter of approval from Public Health;
- If you have travelled outside of the Atlantic Provinces in the past 14 days, you must self-isolate until you receive your first negative test result.
- Be tested for COVID-19 on days 0, 4 and 8 (depending on how long you remain in the province). Testing frequency resets with each arrival; if you are leaving PEI within 48 hours of your next scheduled test, you are required to get tested before leaving.
- If you are travelling only within the Atlantic Provinces and if you are arriving in PEI multiple times each week, testing is required at least once every 5 days.
- Each time you arrive in PEI from a trip that included destinations outside of the Atlantic Provinces, you must restart your testing (0, 4 and 8) and isolate until your first negative test result.
Following travel within the Atlantic Provinces, registered workers are advised to self-isolate, including away from the rest of their household, after each arrival into PEI until receiving their first negative COVID-19 test result.
If you do not get tested at the required frequency, you must remain in self-isolation for 14 days or for the duration of your stay in PEI (if less than 14 days).
Also, if you are told at the Canadian border that you must isolate for 14 days, you must self-isolate for 14 days in PEI and test on days 0-1, 4-6 and 9-11 after arrival.
After you receive your first negative test result, while in PEI:
- Keep a physical distance of 2m(6ft) from others when in public places;
- Wear a non-medical mask when in public places; and,
- Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
If you experience any symptoms related to COVID-19, begin strict self-isolation and go to a drop-in testing clinic instead of waiting for your next scheduled testing appointment. Your entire household needs to self-isolate with you until a negative test is received.
- Follow all public health measures, including:
- Keeping your circle of contacts small
- Practicing good hand hygiene and cough etiquette
- Get tested for COVID-19 at the required frequency.
Call 1-855-354-4358 in advance to book a testing appointment for your return. Book all of your other testing appointments at the same time.
Remember to bring your health card when you go to a testing clinic.
Access your COVID-19 test results online within 72 hours; you will need your health card, date of birth, and the date you were tested to get your results.
- The list of registered PEI rotational workers will be used to contact other transport workers to offer immunization when available for this group. If you have registered as a rotational worker for other transport, you will be contacted directly by Health PEI to set up your vaccine appointment.
- If you haven't registered, do so now