Recent updates to travel have been announced in: Moving Forward plan accelerates for PEI

Effective, June 17

  • Island residents and people from within Atlantic Canada planning  to travel to PEI this summer can apply for a PEI Pass for use beginning June 27, 2021.   
  • The PEI Pass is a document that verifies the traveler is fully or partially vaccinated and is not required to self-isolate in PEI.  From June 27 – July 28, the PEI Pass applies only to PEI residents travelling home from within Atlantic Canada and visitors from within Atlantic Canada travelling to PEI.
  • Island residents and people from within Atlantic Canada planning  to travel to PEI this summer can apply for a PEI Pass for use beginning June 27, 2021.   
  • The PEI Pass can be used multiple times and will make screening faster at PEI points of entry.
  • To be eligible, applicants must have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 21 days prior to travel to PEI. Travelers age 12 to 15 are eligible any time after their first vaccine (until July 31).   

Parents or guardians must complete the application for children under 18 who are traveling with them.

  • A separate application will be required for each vaccinated person aged 12 and over to verify exemption from isolation in PEI.

Note - If you are not planning to travel to PEI until July or later, please wait until later in June to apply for a PEI pass to lessen the initial volume of submissions and help expedite the approval process.

Effective June 17

  • The self-isolation period will be reduced from 14 days to eight days for those travelling to PEI from within Canada (subject to a negative test on day 8). Note - This date was originally June 27 but has been advanced to June 17.

Effective June 23

  • Vaccinated people from within Atlantic Canada who have been approved under one of the following travel streams (family connections, compassionate, exceptional travel, seasonal residents) can submit their vaccine record to Public Safety and if approved, will not need to self-isolate in PEI.  
  • Travelers will require a negative test soon after arriving in the PEI.

Effective June 27, 2021 - PEI Point of Entry – What to expect Summer 2021

Effective June 27 - see full details in Step 2 of the Moving Forward Plan

  • Partially or fully vaccinated people travelling to PEI from within Atlantic Canada who have a PEI Pass will not have to isolate, subject to testing at points of entry, and no travel streams will be required.  
  • Vaccinated Island residents will be able to travel within Atlantic Canada and not have to self-isolate when they return to PEI, subject to testing.  
  • Unvaccinated visitors from Atlantic Canada and unvaccinated Islanders will be required to complete a declaration and isolate for 8 days subject to a negative test on day 8, and with testing on entry to PEI, Pre-travel approval through a travel stream will not be required.

  • Permanent residents from the Magdalen Islands can travel to PEI, subject to the same measures as others from Atlantic Canada. Vaccinated Island residents can travel to the Magdalen Islands and will not be required to self-isolate when they return home, subject to testing.

  • Essential same-day travel - PEI residents travelling within Atlantic Canada for some types of same-day travel are not required to self-isolate upon return to PEI, subject to certain restrictions.

  • PEI resident travelling from outside of the Atlantic provinces are asked to register their isolation plan before their return to PEI

  • People from outside of the Atlantic provinces require a pre travel approval in a travel stream (e.g. family connections, seasonal residents, worker) and can follow the shortened isolation

Effective July 28 - see full details in Step 4 of the Moving Forward Plan

  • No streams of travel for within Canada
  • Fully vaccinated Canadians from outside of the Atlantic Provinces can apply for a PEI pass beginning on July 7 (for entry on or after July 28).
  • People who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be exempt from self-isolation, and those who have one dose or are unvaccinated will be required to self-isolate for 8 days.

  • Self-isolation and self-declaration required for unvaccinated travelers within Canada

Estimated timeline - September 12 - see full details in Step 5 of the Moving Forward Plan

  • Pre-travel approval through travel streams will no longer be required for visitors from Canadian provinces and territories

  • Some isolation and testing measures may still be recommended for unvaccinated and/or partially-vaccinated travellers

  • International travel will be dependent on federal measures

  • There will no longer be screening at PEI borders