Travel Restrictions and Screening

Travel into Prince Edward Island is restricted. Peace officers are authorized to turn any person(s) away who attempts to enter the province for unauthorized travel and to require any person(s) to leave the province immediately.

Prince Edward Island has temporarily suspended its participation in the Atlantic Provinces Travel Bubble. Individuals may apply for Pre-Travel Approval to enter the province for compassionate reasons, as a worker, seasonal resident, or to provide family support at this time.

Screening measures are in place at all entry points to the province including the Charlottetown Airport, Confederation Bridge and ferry terminals. A Public Health Order is in place requiring all individuals entering Prince Edward Island to self-isolate for 14 days.

Every person arriving on PEI at any and all points of entry shall:

  • stop when instructed to do so by a peace officer.
  • answer any questions posed and provide all information requested by a peace officer, public health official, or health practitioner, including but not limited to:
    • name,
    • place of ordinary residence,
    • license plate number,
    • contact information
    • travel details
    • reason for entering PEI,
    • occupation, and
    • symptom information.
  • if requested, submit to temperature tests and such other examinations as may be required.
  • declare if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • provide complete details of your self-isolation plan.


Any person who has not reached the age of majority (18 years old) and is not traveling with parents must carry a declaration form, completed by a parent or guardian on their behalf, to enter PEI. In doing so, the parent or guardian accepts responsibility for the minor.

If a minor is traveling with family in a separate vehicle, a parent or guardian can declare that person as part of the form covering the family members traveling in the other vehicle. In this case, the one (1) form must be completed and submitted in advance. It is recommended that all family members travel and enter PEI together to prevent delays in processing at the border.

Print the preview page and submission ID of the pre-travel approval form and have it readily available for presentation at the border.

Self-isolation exemptions are in place for:

  • workers travelling for work;
  • persons travelling for emergency medical purposes (including patients and persons necessary to travel with patients); and
  • persons accompanying animals for emergency services at the Atlantic Veterinary College.  
Published date: 
November 24, 2020
Justice and Public Safety

General Inquiries

Public Safety Division
PO Box 911
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7L9

PEI Border Entry Inquires 
Phone: 902-368-5025 

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-894-0385
Toll-free: 1-877-894-0385
Fax: 902-368-6362

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