PEI residents are advised to avoid non-essential travel outside the province | The Canadian News

Prince Edward Island’s director of public health advises residents of the province to avoid traveling outside the island unless travel is necessary.

In a press release today, Dr. Heather Morrison says that the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Atlantic Canada and across the country means island residents should “carefully consider” travel at this time. .

The province reported a new case of the virus and currently has 40 active infections.

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Authorities also say there will be more testing at points of entry for vaccinated and partially vaccinated people traveling to PEI from Atlantic Canada and for islanders returning home.

People traveling to the island who are not vaccinated must self-isolate for eight days with a negative test on day eight.

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With the number of cases rising in neighboring New Brunswick, officials say that anyone who has traveled to that province for less than 48 hours will be asked to be tested on the fourth and eighth days after their return, while that anyone staying more than 48 hours will be asked to be tested at the entry points and again on day four and day eight.

This Canadian Press report was first published on September 25, 2021.

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