Premier King speaks with Santa to confirm Pre-Travel Approval

Premier Dennis King issued the following statement after a teleconference early this morning with Santa Claus and Justice and Public Safety Minister Bloyce Thompson: 

“Earlier today, I spoke with Santa to go through the pre-travel screening questionnaire before he enters PEI later tonight.  Santa confirmed that he is symptom-free, has downloaded the COVID Alert App and will abide by all of Dr. Morrison’s public health guidelines while in the province.   

Joining me on the call was the Minister of Justice & Public Safety, Bloyce Thompson, who approved Santa as a rotational worker and has issued a pre-travel approval letter to Santa and his reindeer.  Minister Thompson also confirmed that our border screening teams will expedite Santa’s entry when he arrives since he has a lot of deliveries to make in a short period of time.  

I want to wish Santa and all Islanders a very safe and happy holiday season.  Merry Christmas, everyone!”  

Islanders can track Santa’s whereabouts at  NORAD Tracks Santa.

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