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Do I need to self-isolate after travelling from Ontario to Nova Scotia?

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Summary

Atlantic bubble allows travel between easternmost provinces without isolation

Self isolation require for Nova Scotia entrants from outside Atlantic Canada

No end date set for Nova Scotia's travel restrictions

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Question:

Mary: “[I’m] currently temporarily in Ottawa, but my address is in Nova Scotia [on my] license, passport, etc. Do I have to self isolate in N.S. when I land there?”

Answer:

Yes.

With a few exceptions, everyone entering Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada needs to self isolate for 14 days.

If Mary were travelling within Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador), she would not need to self isolate. This “Atlantic Bubble” was created on July 3.

When she arrives, she will need to provide proof of residency in Nova Scotia.

Mary will then have to go straight home – without making stops for groceries, medication or anything else. She will have to arrange to have anything she needs over the next two weeks delivered.

The Nova Scotia government has not set a date to lift the self isolating requirement for non-Atlantic entrants.

“As the situation continues to evolve, all end-dates for restrictions are considered fluid and could be lifted or extended at any time,” the province says on its website.

There are a few exemptions to Nova Scotia’s self-isolation rules in addition to the regional bubble, including people who regularly cross the provincial border for work, members of the armed forces and first responders. More details can be found on the province’s website.

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