New Brunswick Border Tightened & New Self Isolation Requirement

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia is tightening border controls. In addition, a new self-isolation requirement for people coming to Nova Scotia from New Brunswick takes effect tomorrow, Jan. 9, at 8 a.m. Read the full release here.

  • People entering Nova Scotia from New Brunswick must complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in form before arriving and self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Nova Scotians returning from New Brunswick must also self-isolate for 14 days, unless they are exempt from the order. For example, people who regularly cross the provincial border for work do not have to isolate and can get a pass from border officials to display in their vehicle.
  • If you’ve arrived from New Brunswick or had visitors from that province in the past 14 days, you should get tested immediately and consider a second test five to seven days later.
  • The public health order exempts some people from self-isolation if they do not have symptoms, including certain workers who must travel for their jobs, including people who routinely cross the land border for work
  • Specialized workers doing critical urgent work that cannot be done by anyone in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland Labrador can enter Nova Scotia to do their work but must otherwise self-isolate.
  • Rotational workers who work outside Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador have a modified form of self-isolation when they return home. They should get tested on day 1 or 2 of their isolation and again on day 6, 7 or 8.

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