03 July 2020 – PEI to participate in Atlantic travel bubble starting July 3

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Allowing domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: Prince Edward Island
Lead People/Agency: Atlantic Premiers and provincial Chief Public Health Officers.

Overview: Premier Dennis King today confirmed that more Islanders will soon be able to travel throughout the region as the four Atlantic provinces move forward with a travel bubble starting July 3.

Starting Friday, July 3, Islanders and fellow Atlantic Canadians travelling within the region will not need to self-isolate for 14 days. However, some public health and screening measures will be maintained as part of the travel bubble.
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/pei-participate-atlantic-travel-bubble-starting-july-3

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: For the past several weeks, the Atlantic Premiers and provincial Chief Public Health Officers have been working together on a safe approach to non-essential regional travel as each province continues to respond to COVID-19.

Atlantic Chief Public Health Officers have been working on a shared plan and protocols for strengthening public health measures should there be an increase in cases of COVID-19 within a province or the region.