PEI travel self-isolation exemption for end of life and emergency medical situations

For individuals travelling to PEI for the purposes of visiting someone at end of life or in an emergency medical situation

If not eligible for a PEI Pass:  

  • A self-isolation declaration is required for the self-isolation exemption to visit during your first 8 days in the province. In the declaration, where it asks “Are you seeking a self-isolation exemption while in PEI? (e.g. to work, visit someone at end of life, etc.)”, select “yes” and identify “palliative/emergency medical visitation.”
  • If the person is at a PEI facility, you must get permission from the facility to visit before travelling to PEI and upload the confirmation of permission in the declaration (e.g. long –term care, hospital)

Upon arrival in PEI, you must self-isolate for 8 days, subject to a negative test on day 8, or for the duration of your stay, if shorter.

You can only come out of self-isolation during the time you are visiting the dying person provided the following are met:

  • Undergo testing within 24 hours of entering the province
  • Self-isolate until the first negative test is received
  • After receiving a negative test, continue self-isolation until 8 days are complete, except when visiting the individual in an end-of life situation and during the visit, you must
    • keep a 2 metre (6 feet) distance from others, except the individual at end of life/in an emergency medical situation,
    • wear a non-medical mask,
    • practice hand hygiene and cough etiquette,
    • if the person at end of life/in an emergency medical situation, is residing at a facility, follow all measures imposed by the facility, and
    • follow all other general public health measures
  • Undergo follow-up testing on days 4 and 8; a negative test on day 8 is required to leave isolation on day 8
  • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing immediately if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

This self-isolation exemption period does not apply if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Information on how to get a COVID-19 test is available here.

Note for International Travel

Before making plans to travel to Prince Edward Island, you should first find out if you are eligible to enter Canada and review the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page. If you are eligible to enter Canada, work your way through every step in your checklist to understand how to plan and prepare. Each step has specific requirements and exemptions that will follow through to later stages of your travel. You must be exempt from self-isolation at the federal border to be eligible for a self-isolation exemption in PEI within your first 14 days in the country.

Published date: 
July 20, 2021
Health and Wellness

General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6414
Fax: 902-368-4121