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Update from Province - Travel from New Brunswick

Jan. 08, 2021 – Anna Burke

Good afternoon,

I want to share with you the latest update from the Province and Public Health announced today regarding travel to or from New Brunswick.

The Nova Scotia provincial government has just announced a change in public health directives relating to self-isolation requirements. Effective Saturday, January 9th at 8 a.m., any traveller from New Brunswick must now complete a 14-day self-isolation period upon arrival in Nova Scotia.

Students who started their travel in Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador and who are travelling through New Brunswick with minimal or no stops will not be subject to the 14-day self-isolation period. Try not to make any stops in New Brunswick. If a brief stop is necessary, please ensure you practice public health protocols such as keeping a physical distance of 2 metres/6 feet away from other people, wear a non-medical mask, and wash or sanitize your hands often.

Summary of the current requirements

Students arriving in Nova Scotia from anywhere except Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador need to:

  1. Complete a Nova Scotia Safe Check-in Form before arriving.
  2. Self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in the province.
  3. Complete a digital check-in daily during self-isolation.

Students are also encouraged to get a COVID-19 test on day 6, 7, or 8 of self-isolation. Schedule your test using the COVID-19 self-assessment tool.

Please note that while the border restriction with New Brunswick is not retroactive, students who arrived from New Brunswick or had visitors from that province in the past 14 days are encouraged to get tested immediately and consider a second test five to seven days later. They are encouraged to self-isolate while waiting for the first test result.

International Students

International students must also use the federal government’s ArriveCAN app to provide their information to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Students can download the ArriveCAN app or call 1-833-641-0343 for assistance. Learn more about the particular self-isolation requirements for international students (PDF 445KB).


Email   or visit the Coronavirus website

Anyone in Nova Scotia who thinks they have symptoms of COVID-19 should do the COVID-19 self-assessment. You can call 811 if you cannot complete the self-assessment online.

Stay Safe

Thank you all so much for your continued co-operation with the evolving precautions and safety measures being introduced. These are for everyone’s well-being. By following the rules you are helping to keep you and all those around you safe.

Take care and have a good weekend.



Last updated on: Jan. 19, 2021 08:50 AM

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