PEI Pass FAQs

What happens if I don’t meet the conditions of the PEI Pass?

Travellers arriving from outside Atlantic Canada who are not fully vaccinated with a PEI Pass must complete a PEI Self-Isolation Declaration before you arrive to a PEI entry point, and are required to self-isolate upon arrival in PEI. Those arriving from within Atlantic Canada who are not at least partially vaccinated (one dose + 21 days) are also required to complete the declaration and self-isolate upon arrival.

If you do not meet the requirements of the PEI Pass (e.g. being tested at the point of entry), your pass may be revoked.

I am a resident of PEI and have had one dose of vaccine.  I want to travel within the Atlantic provinces to visit my family.  What do I need to do?

Vaccinated residents of PEI who plan to travel within the Atlantic provinces should apply for a PEI Pass.  They will be exempt from isolation, provided they have at least one dose + 21 days, when they return to the province (this includes those age 12-17).

Unvaccinated residents of PEI who plan to travel within the Atlantic provinces should complete the PEI Self-Isolation Declaration form. They will be required to isolate for 8 days when they return to the province, subject to a negative test on day 8.

When we entered Step 4 of the Moving Forward plan, PEI residents who have two doses of approved vaccine will be able to travel anywhere within Canada and not have to self-isolate when they return home. See more information under the question, below: What if I am a PEI resident travelling outside of the Atlantic provinces after July 18?

What if I am from outside Atlantic Canada and want to travel to PEI, can I apply for a PEI Pass?

The PEI Pass and Self-Isolation Declaration form are now available for travelers from outside Atlantic Canada. In Step 4 of the Moving Forward Plan, fully vaccinated travelers (e.g. individuals who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Canada) from outside of Atlantic Canada are no longer required to self-isolate upon arrival to PEI, provided you have a PEI Pass and meet the conditions of the Pass.

If I already received pre-travel approval to enter PEI, do I need to apply for a PEI Pass?

People who have already received pre travel approval to enter PEI and isolate who are eligible for an isolation exemption based on their vaccination status are encouraged to apply for a PEI Pass. Otherwise they can submit their vaccination record and be issued a new travel letter outlining their eligibility for the self-isolation exemption. If you have not already been contacted, please reach out to peipass@gov.pe.ca to initiate this process.

What if I am from outside Atlantic Canada and am already in PEI?

In Step 2 of the Moving Forward Plan, individuals from outside Atlantic Canada who are in PEI with pre-travel approval, who would like to travel around the Atlantic provinces, can apply for a PEI Pass using the “Non-PEI residents currently in PEI with a pre-travel approval ” category. If you are travelling to PEI from outside of the Atlantic provinces and returning to PEI, apply as a “Visitor from outside of the Atlantic Provinces or Magdalen Islands” .

I live in Quebec and plan to visit the Magdalen Islands and PEI this summer.  What do I need to come to PEI?

Residents of Quebec who are not permanent residents of the Magdalen Islands and planning to stay in PEI if fully vaccinated must apply for a PEI Pass, or will be required to self-isolate upon arrival and complete the PEI Self Isolation Declaration.

PEI and the Magdalen Islands reached an agreement that permanent residents from the Magdalen Islands are able to travel to PEI, subject to the same measures as others arriving from within the Atlantic provinces.  Vaccinated residents of PEI are able to travel to the Magdalen Islands and will not be required to self-isolate when they return home, provided they have a PEI Pass and at least one dose + 21 days of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Canada. This agreement is for permanent residents of the Magdalen Islands and does not apply to residents of other parts of Quebec.

What if I am not yet 21 days after my first dose, can I apply for the PEI Pass during my 21 days?

You can apply for a PEI Pass during the 21 day period after your first dose. The effective date of your PEI Pass will be 21 days after your first dose.

How long can I use my PEI Pass?

The PEI Pass is valid until the end of PEI’s public health state of emergency, anticipated to occur by September 12, 2021.

What if I am travelling with people who are not vaccinated (older than 11 years)?

Unvaccinated individuals will be required to complete the PEI Self-Isolation Declaration and to isolate for the first 8 days in PEI, with a negative test result on day 8, and follow all other isolation requirements.

For travelling parties from within the Atlantic provinces/Magdalen Islands that involve both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, review updated isolation requirements on “What does it mean to self-isolate?”

At the PEI point of entry, do I need a printed copy of the PEI Pass or is a screenshot on my phone accepted?

You should have a printed copy or electronic version of the PEI Pass with you.

What kind of testing is there at the PEI point of entry?

Find out more about the PEI Point of Entry

Will everyone in a vehicle (including children) be tested at the PEI point of entry?

Find out more about the PEI Point of Entry

I am not vaccinated – what do I need to enter PEI?

If you are not vaccinated, find out more here.

I am vaccinated.  Can I travel to PEI from within the Atlantic Provinces without a PEI Pass?

For non-residents, in order to be exempt from isolation in PEI, you need a PEI Pass before you arrive in the province.  The PEI Pass allows us to verify your vaccine record before you travel.

If you are not vaccinated you will be required to complete a PEI Self-Isolation Declaration form  and isolate for 8 days in PEI.

Is the PEI Pass needed to travel to other Atlantic provinces?

No, the PEI Pass is only valid for entering PEI.  The PEI Pass confirms you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and that you are not required to isolate in PEI .The PEI Pass can be used multiple times.

What happens if I already have a PEI Pass on July 18?

In Step 4 of the Moving Forward Plan, the conditions of the PEI Pass will change.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers (e.g. individuals who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Canada) from outside of Atlantic Canada with a PEI Pass will no longer be required to self-isolate upon arrival to PEI.
  • People who already have a PEI Pass for travel within the Atlantic provinces and the Magdalen Islands and who are fully vaccinated with two doses of an approved vaccine are eligible for the isolation exemption upon arrival in PEI following travel outside of the Atlantic provinces. If your PEI Pass was issued when you only had your first dose of a two dose vaccine, bring proof of vaccination for your second dose with you to the PEI point of entry.  Individuals should check the PEI Pass webpage for the updated conditions before travel. Individuals returning from international travel will need to follow federal isolation requirements.
  • Individuals who travel outside of Atlantic Canada and have only received only a single dose of vaccine, will be required to self-isolate for eight (8) days when they return to PEI, subject to a negative test on day 8 (if they travel outside of the country, they will also be subject to federal requirements)

What if I am a PEI resident travelling outside of the Atlantic provinces after July 18?

  • PEI residents should not travel outside of Atlantic Canada unless they have two doses of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Individuals  who have a PEI Pass based  on receiving one dose of vaccine are able to travel within Atlantic Canada and they do not have to self-isolate when they return to PEI
  • PEI Passes issued confirming one dose of vaccine end with the letter A (e.g., PEIP -5683 A); PEI Passes issued confirming two doses of vaccine end with the letter B (e.g., PEIP- 5683 B)
  • Individuals who have a PEI Pass based on receiving two doses of vaccine or those with a one dose Pass who have received their second dose are able to travel within Canada and do not have to self-isolate when they return to PEI (effective date is July 18, 2021)
  • PEI residents with a one dose PEI Pass who have received their second dose and who choose to travel outside of Atlantic Canada (after July 18) should travel with a copy of their record confirming they have received two doses of vaccine; their record confirming receipt of two doses  will be requested by the screening staff at the points of entry
  • PEI residents can access vaccine records:
  • Individuals who travel outside of Atlantic Canada and have only received only a single dose of vaccine, will be required to self-isolate for eight (8) days when they return to PEI, subject to a negative test on day 8 (if they travel outside of the country, they will also be subject to federal requirements)
Published date: 
August 2, 2021
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