FAQ COVID-19

Northumberland Ferries Limited

Do passengers have to take any extra precautions?

Yes, passengers will be screened at the time of check-in to determine their suitability to travel. Any passengers showing potential signs of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or sore throat) will be denied passage.

Hand Hygiene

Additional hand hygiene has been in effect onboard the vessel during the pandemic. We ask that passengers participate in this measure by proper hand washing and the use of hand sanitizing stations. These stations can be found at entry points to the passenger decks. We encourage all customers to perform hand hygiene before entering common spaces of the vessel and as required during the crossing.

Does Northumberland Ferries require passengers to wear face masks/face coverings during the crossing?

A face mask/covering is not mandatory for crossing. Northumberland Ferries asks that all passengers adhere to strict physical distancing measures while onboard. We request that if physical distancing cannot be maintained, passengers use their face masks. Our focus is to maintain the distancing requirement of (2m,6ft) and follow recommended personal hygiene etiquette.

Will passengers undergo any extra screening before the crossing?

Yes, passengers will be screened at the time of check-in to determine their suitability to travel. Any passengers showing potential signs of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or sore throat) will be denied passage.

Will food and beverage services be offered on the vessels?

No, our cafeteria will be closed at this time.

Are the ferry crossings open to all travelers?

No, the ferry service will only be available to commercial traffic.

Will I have to self-isolate when I enter another province?

Screening measures will be established by provincial agencies at the terminals. Any requirements from Public Health will be communicated to the passenger during this screening.

Is Northumberland Ferries operating on a reduced schedule?

Yes, at this time we will be operating on a reduced schedule that will have two departures daily from Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia. View Schedule.