Apply for a PEI Pass

People must be fully vaccinated (+14 days) to be eligible for a PEI Pass.
All people arriving in PEI who are not fully vaccinated, including those who are partially vaccinated, will need to self-isolate for 8 days (subject to a test on day 8) and complete a self-isolation declaration.
If you are now fully vaccinated (+ 14 days) but your PEI Pass was issued when you were partially vaccinated (e.g. your PEI Pass code ends with the letter A), you must bring your record of vaccination with you to the point of entry. For PEI residents, find out how to access your vaccine record.

As of 3 December, 2021, anyone arriving in PEI from an international destination with a PEI Pass:

  • is required to be tested at the point of entry on arrival, and again on day 4 at a PEI testing clinic; if any symptoms of COVID-19 develop, they must be tested immediately.
  • is unable to enter a long term care or community care facility in PEI until they have had three negative COVID-19 tests: on arrival and on days 4 and 8. This applies to all staff, volunteers and visitors.

The PEI Pass allows returning Islanders and visitors who meet the appropriate criteria to be exempt from self-isolation when entering the province.

The PEI Pass can be used multiple times providing the conditions of the pass are met on entry to PEI.

Please note: PEI Passes will not be accepted as alternatives to government-issued vaccination records for entering events and activities where proof of vaccination is required. Find out more about PEI’s Vax Pass Program.

Who can apply for a PEI Pass?

Travelers who have been fully vaccinated (e.g. two doses + 14 days) with a COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to apply for a PEI Pass:

  • For children turning 12 years old, there is a three month grace period from their birthday before the requirement to be fully vaccinated comes into effect. For example, if a child turns 12 on September 1, they have until December 1 to be fully vaccinated.
Note for rotational workers and truck drivers: If you are not fully vaccinated, and you are a registered PEI rotational worker or registered PEI truck driver you can continue to follow the measures associated with these travel categories.
Note for International Travel: A PEI Pass does not grant you access to Canada.  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 with a PEI Pass within your first 14 days in the country.
A PEI Pass does not exempt travellers from providing proof of vaccination on airplanes, trains, marine vessels or other conveyances as may be required by the federal government or private businesses.  You are responsible for confirming your eligibility to travel with the transportation service provider. For information about the Government of Canada’s vaccination requirements in the transportation sector, see https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid.

Are children required to complete the form?

Parents/guardians must fill out a separate PEI Pass for each vaccinated child aged 12-17.

If children under 12 are travelling with at least one vaccinated parent/guardian with a PEI Pass, they are not required to self-isolate on PEI, and do not need a pass or other travel registration.

For school age children returning to PEI travelling with adults with a PEI Pass:

  • Require a negative test before returning to school after travel (the point of entry test or take home test meets this requirement)
  • School age children under 12 years of age are also asked to be tested twice after arrival on days 4 and 8, and if any symptoms of COVID-19 develop, be tested immediately
  • School age children 12 years and older are also asked to be tested once after arrival between days 4-8 and if any symptoms of COVID-19 develop, be tested immediately

As of 3 December, 2021, children under the age of 12 years will be unable to travel interprovincially for the purpose of participating in sports tournaments or arts and culture events. PEI cannot host interprovincial tournaments and arts and culture events for children under 12 years of age. Provincial tournaments (within PEI) and arts and culture activities are permitted, as are provincial and interprovincial sports tournaments for those 12 years of age and older. PEI children under the age of 12 years can attend out of province tournaments and arts and culture events as spectators but they may not participate in those events. These measures will be in place until early January and will be reevaluated at that time.

Please note that following international travel, the federal government does not allow unvaccinated children under age 12 who have travelled with vaccinated adults to attend school, childcare or sporting events for 14 days; visit the federal government webpage for the most up to date federal measures following travel outside of the country.

Children under the age of 12 who are traveling with unvaccinated or partially vaccinated parents/families must isolate with their families and are included in the family’s self-isolation declaration.  

If children under the age of 12 are travelling with both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, see updated isolation requirements under “what does it mean to self-isolate?”.

COVID-19 immunizations for children aged 5-11 have now begun. There is no planned change to the PEI Pass travel isolation exemption for children aged 5-11 travelling with at least one vaccinated parent/guardian with a PEI Pass as outlined above.

PEI Pass holders will be eligible to enter PEI without isolation, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Have your PEI Pass with you on entry to PEI, along with matching government issued Photo ID (see the supporting documents page for acceptable ID minors age 12-17).
  • Have not been diagnosed with or showed symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to travel to PEI
  • Have not been in contact with someone with active COVID-19 or in isolation in the 14 days prior to travel to PEI
  • Agree to be tested on entry as directed by public health officials
  • Agree to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and seek testing as soon as possible if symptoms develop

If you ARE NOT eligible for the PEI Pass but you are looking to enter PEI, complete a self isolation declaration. More information on travel to PEI is here.

Travellers arriving in PEI from within Canada with a PEI Pass exemption are recommended to be tested once after arrival between days 4-8 and if any symptoms of COVID-19 develop, be tested immediately.

As of 2 December, 2021, anyone arriving in PEI from an international destination with a PEI Pass:

  • is required to be tested at the point of entry on arrival, and again on day 4 at a PEI testing clinic; if any symptoms of COVID-19 develop, they must be tested immediately.
  • is unable to enter a long term care or community care facility in PEI until they have had three negative COVID-19 tests: on arrival and on days 4 and 8. This applies to all staff, volunteers and visitors.

Required documentation to apply for a PEI Pass

Submit your application when you have all required documents ready to upload – only complete applications can be processed.

Due to high volumes, you should apply for your PEI Pass at least 72 hours before you plan to arrive in PEI.

Residents of Prince Edward Island

  • PEI residents who were vaccinated in PEI, have two options to provide their proof of vaccination:
    • consent to allow a public health official to verify their COVID-19 vaccination in the PEI COVID Immunization Registry
    • upload their own vaccine record (e.g. official record including at minimum the person’s name, the date and type of vaccine administered)
  • PEI residents vaccinated somewhere other than PEI, will need to upload proof of vaccination
  • When you arrive at the point of entry, ensure you have with you Proof of PEI permanent residency
  • Island residents can pick up a paper copy of the application form at Access PEI, or download the form here.

Visitors to PEI

  • Government issued photo identification
  • Vaccine record (e.g. official record including at minimum the person’s name, the date and type of vaccine administered); if the record is not in English or French, a certified translation into French or English is required.

Uploading Documents

Some individuals will be required to upload supporting documents within this online form, as outlined above.

  • When uploading documents you should cover/hide personal information other than names, address and date/s.
  • You may need to reduce the file, specifically if you are uploading photos of your documents. See Resizing Photos for Online Forms or search online for information about your specific device.
  • If you are experiencing issues with the online form, some helpful tips are here.
  • People needing help to complete the application can also call 902-368-5025 or email peipass@gov.pe.ca for assistance.
  • Descriptions of what is required for documents are listed on the accepted documentation page.
Cover or hide any personal information on your documentation that is not relevant for your application.

Submit your application

Your PEI Pass will be emailed to the address you provided. Please check your junk mail.

For those who are not able to complete the online form, or who wish to complete it in French, there is a pdf version of the PEI Pass application form.

Get more information on what to expect at the PEI point of entry, including testing requirements.

Want to know more about the PEI Pass?  See more on the PEI Pass frequently asked questions page.

The PEI Pass can be used multiple times provided the conditions of the pass are met on entry to PEI.

Use of COVID-19 immunization record QR codes at the point of entry

  • Using one’s PEI Vax Pass with a QR code is an accepted alternative means of showing proof of being fully vaccinated for PEI residents at the PEI points of entry. The Vax Pass with QR code will be verified using the PEI Vax Pass Verifier App.

  • Even with a PEI Vax Pass with a QR code, people will still need to be screened at the point of entry and provide information to public health officials. All other conditions of the PEI Pass outlined above on this page continue to apply.

  • PEI Passes will continue to be accepted at the points of entry.

  • The PEI Verifier App is also able to verify QR codes from all provinces and territories. Canadian travellers with their government issued immunization record with a QR code can use the QR code to supply proof of vaccination at the PEI points of entry to be eligible for the self isolation exemption. They should ensure they have their full official immunization record including their name, list of vaccines received and date received as a back-up. No other prior registration for travel will be required. Travellers are responsible for ensuring they meet the requirements of being fully vaccinated prior to travelling to PEI (e.g. 14 days after completing a full series of a Health Canada approved vaccine, full definition available here. Travellers can choose to continue to apply for a PEI Pass and use a PEI Pass at the point of entry. People with questions regarding this process can call 902-368-5025 or email peipass@gov.pe.ca for assistance. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

  • International travelers should continue to apply for a PEI Pass through the PEI Pass application link above and use the PEI Pass at the PEI points of entry.

  • Please note that PEI Vax Pass medical exemption letters issued to enter activities and businesses are not applicable to the points of entry for exemptions for travel related isolation.

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

DeptHW@gov.pe.ca