Seasonal properties and COVID-19 FAQs

Seasonal residents are encouraged to review the pre-travel approval process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do we mean by a “PEI resident”?

A PEI resident is someone whose primary residence is Prince Edward Island and who holds a valid PEI-issued drivers licence and/or valid PEI-issued Health card.

I am not a PEI resident, when can I go to Prince Edward Island and open up my cottage?  

Visit Apply to Enter PEI as a Seasonal Resident to learn about the process.

I am a PEI resident and am returning from out of province to open my cottage. What will I need to do once I get here?

Permanent Prince Edward Island residents can return to the province at any time. As a PEI resident, you will need to prove  your residency at the border by providing proof with either a PEI issued driver’s licence, voluntary ID or a PEI Health Card. 

Upon entry to PEI, will I have to self-isolate? 

As outlined in the Public Health Order, anyone arriving from outside the Atlantic provinces must self-isolate for 14 days.  Residents of Atlantic provinces (PEI, NB, NS,NL) have to check for any current rules and restrictions within the Atlantic travel bubble. This means you must go directly to your residence. You cannot stop to pick up supplies or groceries.

Upon arrival at point of entry, you will be asked a series of questions, such as your place of residence, contact information, who will support you during isolation (e.g. who will get your groceries?), their contact information, and other details.

I live off Island but share a cottage with other family members on PEI. They are getting ready to open the cottage. When can I come to PEI to use my family's cottage?

Visit Apply to Enter PEI as a Seasonal Resident to learn about the process.

I have rented a cottage in PEI this summer.  When can I come to PEI?

If you are not a resident of Prince Edward Island, you will not be permitted to enter PEI at this time.

Who do I contact to find out if I am able to enter PEI?

All travel related questions about entry to PEI should be directed to Public Safety at To learn more, visit Pre-Travel Approval Process.

If I can't use my cottage this summer, do I still qualify for property tax relief? 

Yes, the announced property tax relief measures are available regardless of the type of property. To learn more and find contact information, visit Property Tax Relief Measures Due to COVID-19.


Published date: 
July 23, 2020
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