Travel Restrictions and Screening

All non-essential travel into Prince Edward Island is prohibited. Peace officers are authorized to turn any person(s) away who attempts to enter the province for unnecessary travel and to require any person(s) to leave the province immediately. To minimize these occurrences, PEI has implemented a Pre-Travel Approval Process for travelers.

For details, visit Pre-Travel Approval Process

Screening measures are in place at all entry points to the province including the Charlottetown Airport, Confederation Bridge, PEI-Isle de la Madeline Ferry. 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 they are experiencing symptoms including coughing, difficulty breathing, or fever.
  • provide complete details of their self-isolation plan.

Self-isolation exemptions are in place for:

  • essential 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: 
May 5, 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 
Email: publicsafety@gov.pe.ca

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

publicsafety@gov.pe.ca

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