PEI travel self-isolation exemption to attend a funeral, and/or burial service

For individuals traveling to PEI to attend a funeral and/or burial service

If you are not eligible for a PEI Pass, a self-isolation declaration is required for the self-isolation exemption to attend 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 “wake, funeral, burial.”

Please note, this exemption no longer applies to wakes (visitations), except where an individual books a private appointment to visit with the deceased without other members of the public present.

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 attending a funeral or burial service, providing the following are met:

  • You must self-isolate for 8 days, except while attending funeral or burial
  • You must be tested at days 0-1, 4 and 8 after arrival; a negative test on day 8 is required to leave isolation on day 8
  • You must be tested and have received a negative COVID-19 test in the 24 hours prior to being able to attend any funeral or burial service; for this pre-event test, you should request a rapid point of care test at the testing clinic to ensure you have your test results in time.
  • You are eligible to attend the funeral or burial provided you are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and while attending, you:
    • keep a 2 metre (6 feet) distance from others,
    • wear a non-medical mask,
    • practice hand hygiene and cough etiquette, and
    • follow all other general public health measures
  • You must 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.

Whenever possible, individuals are asked to plan to be in the province twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the event to ensure they can be tested and receive their negative test results.

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

Also, please notify the funeral home or other organization hosting the funeral or burial that you will be attending regarding your self isolation status, prior to the event.

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: 
October 15, 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