Enter PEI as a Student

  • Students should apply for a PEI Pass, if eligible:
    • From within the Atlantic provinces or the Magdalen Islands (if you are fully or partially vaccinated)
    • From outside of the Atlantic provinces or the Magdalen Islands (fully vaccinated)
  • If not eligible for a PEI Pass, complete the PEI Self-Isolation Declaration form as outlined below.

Note for International Travel

If you plan to travel to PEI as a student from an international location, a PEI travel document does not grant you access to Canada. It is your responsibility to learn about any restrictions to enter 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.

For more information on international travel into Canada, you must contact the Canada Border Services Agency.

PEI Self-Isolation Declaration

If you are required to complete the PEI Self-Isolation Declaration, it means you are required to self-isolate on arrival/return to PEI. When you arrive, you (and anyone with you) must self-isolate. You must follow the self-isolation requirements in place at the time of your arrival to the province. Visit COVID-19 Self-Isolation for current isolation requirements. Isolation requirements include testing as directed at the point of entry, and on days 4 and 8 of isolation.

Complete the Self-Isolation Declaration form:

  1. Choose “Non-PEI resident student” under Travel Category
  2. Select your academic institution
  3. Upload a confirmation of enrollment letter from PEI academic institution.
  4. Indicate your point of entry to PEI and anticipated arrival date
  5. Self-Isolation Plan
    1. You must indicate the address/phone number of the self-isolation location for you and any members of your household travelling and isolating with you.
    2. You must provide the name, contact information and address of a support person in PEI who can assist you when you are in isolation (e.g., getting food, medication, etc.). This person cannot be in isolation when you are.
    3. You must provide details of your self-isolation accommodation, such as whether there are any other individuals in your household who are not in isolation and if there are any spaces you may need to share.

After you submit your PEI Self-Isolation Declaration and it is processed, you will receive a letter by email. If there are further questions about your isolation plan, you will be contacted. Bring this letter with you to the PEI point of entry, along with your government issued photo ID.

  • The declaration is effective for one household travelling and isolating together.
  • A separate declaration form must be completed each time you travel to PEI.
  • Read the Self-Isolation page prior to completing the declaration.
Any time a student without a PEI Pass leaves the province, you must complete a declaration and self-isolate upon return. You are advised to check with your school before planning any travel out of the province.

You must attach your enrollment letter for your declaration to be submitted. If you are missing information or need help, contact your school.

NOTE: Parents or guardians may choose to travel with you to PEI for drop-off; however, if they are not isolating in the same location as you, they must complete their own PEI Self-Isolation Declaration form (if they are not eligible for a PEI Pass).

Tips for a successful online form

  1. Any section of the online form marked with * must be completed.
  2. Applications with inaccurate information or that do not include all required attachments will not be reviewed.
  3. You should resize any file that is larger than 4 MB before you send it (see resizing photos for online applications).
  4. Keep a record of your Submission ID (example: 34123).
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


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