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Safe at Sea with Fundy Rose

Keeping You Safe While
Sailing with Northumberland Ferries

Northumberland Ferries Limited has taken measures to keep you safe while still enabling you to move about the ship, enjoy a snack or meal, get some fresh air – like you always could. We ask that you be conscientious of the safety of others by wearing a face mask/covering at all times except when eating and drinking while seated.

Travelling with
Northumberland Ferries

Northumberland Ferries Limited has introduced new safety measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Watch our video for a full breakdown of what’s changed so you can be prepared for your next ferry voyage.

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Know Before You Go

New Safety Measures

Northumberland Ferries Limited has introduced new safety measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and provide a safe ferry voyage between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia. We’ve taken a series of measures to help enforce safe social distancing and have implemented a contactless check-in process.

Travelling to PEI

Travel within Canada is permitted to Prince Edward Island for residents of Canada without the requirement of pre-travel approval or self-isolation for 14 days. A PEI Pass is required to enter the province for both residents of Prince Edward Island and visitors.

Testing at borders will not be required for Atlantic Canadian residents with a PEI Pass.

Vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine

  • PEI Pass required
  • Not required to self-isolate
  • Tested upon entry

Unvaccinated or one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  • Isolate for 8 days
  • Declaration required (form to be updated)
  • Tested upon entry and on day 8

Information for visitors to Prince Edward Island and Island residents returning home is available for download here.

Please be advised that the schedule is subject to change without notice and is contingent on provincial travel restrictions. Travel will be subject to compliance with all company COVID-19 safety measures including screening and testing protocols imposed by Transport Canada or provincial Chief Public Health Offices.

Please monitor our website for further updates or call 1-877-762-7245.

Travelling to Nova Scotia

Travel from within Atlantic Canada (domestic):

As of June 23, 2021 people travelling from Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador can enter Nova Scotia for any reason and will no longer have to self-isolate or complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in form.
Starting 30 June 2021, if you’re travelling from New Brunswick, you don’t need to complete the Safe Check-in Form or self-isolate when you arrive in or return to Nova Scotia if you haven’t travelled outside Atlantic Canada in the 14 days before arriving in the province. If you’ve already self-isolated in New Brunswick, you can enter Nova Scotia without self-isolating again. If you travelled from New Brunswick before 30 June 2021 and are self-isolating in Nova Scotia, you can stop self-isolating. Self-isolation requirements may change based on the border strategy and epidemiology of each province.

Travel from within Canada:

Starting 30 June 2021, if you’re travelling from outside Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador (but within Canada) you can enter Nova Scotia. You need to complete the Safe Check-in Form and may need to self-isolate when you arrive in or return to the province. Self-isolation requirements are based on vaccination status and testing. Self-isolation requirements include:

  • people who are fully vaccinated (2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia don’t need to self-isolate; testing is recommended
  • people who are partially vaccinated (first dose of COVID-19 vaccine) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 7 days and receive 2 negative tests results in order to leave self-isolation after 7 days
  • people who are not vaccinated (0 doses of COVID-19 vaccine) at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days; testing is recommended at the start and end of your self-isolation

Starting 30 June 2021, if you travelled from outside Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador (but within Canada) before 30 June 2021 and are self-isolating in Nova Scotia, you can follow the self-isolation requirements based on vaccination status and testing.

Starting 30 June 2021, rotational workersspecialized workersfish harvesters and people travelling for child custody reasons from outside Atlantic Canada will have modified forms of isolation based on vaccination status and testing.

For more information please visit the Nova Scotia Government website.

Make a Reservation

All customers — including walk-on— are encouraged to make a reservation by calling our toll free number (1-877-762-7245) or book via our online reservation system.

Walk-on passengers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Reservations may be modified or cancelled at any time at no cost.

Bring a Face Mask/Covering

Please be advised that face masks/coverings are mandatory at all times during travel except when eating and drinking while seated on board. These enhanced precautions are consistent with provincial Public Health recommendations.

Exemptions to wearing a mask include:

  • children under the age of 2
  • children 2 to 4 when their caregiver can’t get them to wear a mask
  • anyone with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask. Certification or valid medical documentation is required.
  • anyone who is reasonably accommodated under the Human Rights Act
  • anyone who is unable to remove the mask without assistance
  • while you’re eating or drinking
  • crew while physically distancing and directing traffic on vehicle decks (must have mask visible and ready)
  • crew while physically distancing and working in non-public areas

Practice Good Personal Hygiene

During the voyage, please follow proper hand washing procedures and use the supplied hand sanitizer when needed.

Ferry Terminals

Food service is not available in the Terminal buildings, however they remain open for washroom access. Passengers must wear a face mask/covering before entering and while inside the Terminal building.

Travelling with Pets

Pets may remain in vehicles for the duration of the voyage. Owners may also kennel or leash their pets and remain on the exterior passenger decks. Pets are not permitted in interior passenger areas with the exception of service dogs.

Luggage

No unattended luggage, bags or freight will be permitted.

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Check-in

Don’t Miss the Boat

Passengers are advised to check-in at least 40 minutes before departure to allow time for the additional screening procedures implemented for everyone’s safety. Walk-on passengers should check-in 30 minutes before departure.

Additional Screening

Passengers will undergo a mandatory screening for health and travel history by our check-in staff. Please allow additional time for these new check-in procedures. Passengers responding yes to any of the following four screening questions, may not be permitted to board.

  1. Have you travelled outside of the Atlantic Provinces in the last 14 days?
  2. Do you have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing)
  3. Have you been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to medical reasons related to COVID-19?
  4. Are you the subject of a provincial/territorial or local public health order?

Passengers responding NO or refusing to answer the question below, will not be permitted to board.
Are you in possession of a face covering that covers your mouth and nose, and do you agree wear the face mask/covering at all times except when eating and drinking while seated.

Experiencing Symptoms
If you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, we recommend contacting 811 before travelling.

Waiting Area

Once cleared for travel, vehicles will line up in the parking lot. Passengers choosing to leave their vehicle are required to wear a face mask/covering.

Walk-on Passengers

Walk-on passengers arriving by vehicle can be dropped off at the Terminal building and may then proceed to the outdoor waiting area. Please be advised that the Caribou and Wood Islands Terminal buildings are available for washroom service only (no waiting inside permitted). Both locations have covered shelters for walk-on passengers to wait in. Walk-on passengers must make their reservation by calling our toll free number (1-877-762-7245) or book via our online reservation system.

Walk-on passengers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Once
On Board

Our Crew Cares

We have placed arrows on the floors of the passenger decks to direct traffic flow to enable safe distancing. Our staff has diligently increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitization practices during and between voyages, as dictated by public health guidelines.

Remaining in Vehicle

In order to comply with Transport Canada’s regulations, passengers are required to leave their vehicles during the sailing. Stroll the decks or grab a seat and relax.

Keep Your Distance

Once on board, please maintain a distance of 2 meters (6 feet) from staff and passengers not in your immediate party. There is additional directional signage on board to facilitate safe distancing.

Amenities and Services

For the health and safety of our passengers and crew, limited food service is available on board.

Gift shops and arcade games are closed. All entertainment and discretionary amenities (Music on Deck, Seaside Experiences, and Visitor Information Services) will resume in 2022.

WiFi is available for guest use on personal devices.

Additional Travel Information

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