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There are still some regulations in place for entry into certain provinces. It’s critical that you know what’s going on at your destination before you send your driver. If you are going to another province, you need to know what the conditions are before you (or your customer) get there, so you can figure out if you’re going to need quarantine, SIT, or alternative arrangements for delivery. We recommend that you check the provincial website links below.
News, Reopening Updates and Travel Advisories
May 2, 2021 - New Residents to NB can stay at a private residence with government approval
New Brunswick is easing self-isolation rules a little over a week after requiring all non-essential travellers to quarantine at a designated hotel. All leisure travellers, business travellers, and people moving had to self-isolate at a hotel for at least seven days. The stay costs about $1,300 and is managed by the Canadian Red Cross. But now the province is allowing exemptions for people to self-isolate in a stand-alone residence. Read more here.
April 29, 2021 Update - NB clarifies rules for truckers operating in NB
On April 25, 2021, CAM President Nancy Irvine wrote to the NB Premier and government medical advisors requesting clarification about isolation rules for truck drivers operating in the province. The government responded on April 29 that truckers would be subject to 'modified isolation' rules and provided some additional explanation.
Newfoundland & Labrador
May 7, 2021 - Border and Other Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19
Nova Scotia has put new border measures in place that will take effect at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 10, and will be in place until at least the end of the month. The border will close to people intending to move to Nova Scotia and will close to people coming from PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador (it was closed previously to non-essential travel from other provinces). Among those who will be allowed to enter will be people who are exempt from self-isolation, following the exempt traveler protocol (for example, long-haul truck drivers, airline crew, first responders, people needing essential health services). Read more
update: If you have a closing date prior to June 1st and you had arranged that before the closure announcement on May 7th, you will be able to apply for a compassionate exception.
May 10, 2021 - travel entry forms to get into Nova Scotia will be available online as of Friday, May 14th
Prince Edward Island
May 21, 2021 – COVID-19 Information for Truck Drivers
PEI resident truck drivers (whether driving locally, nationally or internationally) do not have to self-isolate when in PEI after they receive their first negative test result if they are registered as rotational workers and are tested for COVID-19 at the required frequency. Truck drivers who are not PEI residents do not qualify for exemption from self-isolation when in PEI and are required to follow PEI public health measures. Non-resident commercial truck drivers travelling to PEI are not required to have a pre-departure test or to be tested in PEI provided they follow contactless loading and unloading procedures and other required measures outlined below while in PEI.Read more
May 6, 2021 – New travel measures are in effect - until May 17th
Truck drivers (vaccinated or not) arriving in PEI from a trip that included destinations outside of the Atlantic Provinces must self-isolate until their first negative test result. If their next scheduled trip is less than 24 hours since arrival to PEI and they are unable to be tested OR have not yet received their test result, they may continue with their truck driving provided they do not have any symptoms, do not enter any workplaces in PEI, and any outdoor interactions are physically distant. Prior to entering any workplaces in PEI, a first negative test result is required. Read more
April 7, 2021 - Medical masks to be mandatory in Quebec workplaces as of April 8
Medical masks will be mandatory in all workplaces in Quebec starting April 8. The masks must either be surgical or approved by Quebec’s standardization bureau. In other words ... not cloth. The province’s workplace safety board (CNESST) made the announcement Wednesday morning, calling the new guidelines a precaution against the “threat of COVID-19 variants, which are highly contagious.” Indoor mask wearing will be mandatory, along with existing protocols for physical distancing and barriers in the workplace. The measure also applies outdoors, if workers are likely to come within two metres of each other. Click here for more information.