Non-Residents Travelling to PEI
- Effective September 28, 2021
- For travel with PEI Pass (and children under age 12 travelling with adults with a PEI Pass)
- School age children returning to PEI
- Require a negative test before returning to school after travel (the point of entry test or take home test meets this requirement)
- School age children under 12 years of age are also asked to be tested twice after arrival on days 4 and 8, and if any symptoms of COVID-19 develop, be tested immediately
- School age children 12 years and older are also asked to be tested once after arrival between days 4-8 and if any symptoms of COVID-19 develop, be tested immediately
- All other fully immunized people are recommended to be tested once after arrival between days 4-8 and if any symptoms of COVID-19 develop, be tested immediately
Effective September 30, 2021
- Everyone 8 years and older will be tested at the points of entry (regardless of immunization status and time outside of province). School age children who cannot be tested at the points of entry will be given a self-test kit to ensure they have a negative test prior to returning to school.
PEI Passes and Travel Isolation
- People must be fully vaccinated (+14 days) to be eligible for a PEI Pass.
- All people 12 years of age and older arriving in PEI who are not fully vaccinated, including those who are partially vaccinated, will need to self-isolate for 8 days (subject to a test on day 8) and complete a self-isolation declaration.
- If you are now fully vaccinated (+ 14 days) but your PEI Pass was issued when you were partially vaccinated (e.g. your PEI Pass code ends with the letter A), you must bring your record of vaccination with you to the point of entry. For PEI residents, find out how to access your vaccine record here.
- PEI residents who are planning to travel are advised to check requirements for where they are going
Travel from the United States
Travelers from the U.S., who are fully vaccinated with Canadian-authorized COVID-19 vaccines(link is external) and granted permission to enter Canada by the federal government on or after August 9, 2021, are eligible to apply for a PEI Pass, which verifies that you are fully vaccinated and can visit PEI without isolating. U.S. travelers will be tested upon entry to PEI.
PEI residents returning to PEI:
- Find out more at What to expect at Prince Edward Island’s points of entry
For PEI residents, including students, returning to PEI after traveling within the Atlantic region:
- If you are fully vaccinated (two doses of a Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine) +14 days, apply for a PEI Pass.
- A PEI Pass will verify your vaccination and you will be exempt from self-isolation when you return to PEI, provided you meet the conditions of the pass.
- If unvaccinated/not eligible for PEI Pass, you are asked to complete a Self-declaration and you will need to isolate for 8 day self-isolation, with testing on day 8
- Self-isolation is waived for some types of same-day travel, with specific guidance
Island residents traveling outside of Atlantic Canada:
- Everyone 12 and older entering PEI, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to be tested at points of entry. This includes PEI residents returning home.
- PEI residents with a PEI Pass who have two doses of vaccine can travel within Canada and not have to self-isolate when they come home.
- Island residents should not travel outside Atlantic Canada unless fully-vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- PEI residents who have traveled outside Atlantic Canada but are not fully-vaccinated with two doses will have to isolate for 8 days when they come home to PEI, and are asked to complete a self-isolation declaration before returning to PEI