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COVID-19 Update

While we can’t wait to see you, we understand and respect the travel restriction in place right now. But that doesn’t mean we can’t keep dreaming of brighter days, right?! If you want a taste of Charlottetown now, please check out our Local Goods Guide for all the ways you can bring Charlottetown to you. To get inspired for your future getaway, order our 2020 Official Travel Guide and get ready to bust out your sticky notes. And to start planning your very own PEI “staycation” (it’s so hot right now), feel free to explore our site, watch our videos, and stay in touch on Facebook or Instagram. We are in this together and we will see you on the other side!

Love,

The Team at Discover Charlottetown

PEI Local Goods Guide

Travel Advisories

An official global travel advisory is in effect: Canadians are being asked to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.

If you do choose to travel, check the latest health notices to understand the risk associated with your destination. As of March 25, 2020, it is also mandatory for Canadians, with the exception of essential workers, to self-isolate under the Quarantine Act.

The most up-to-date travel information can be found directly via the following links:

Charlottetown Airport
• Canada Border Services Agency
• Cruise Line International Association

Risk to Travellers

All non-essential travel into Prince Edward Island is prohibited. Peace officers are authorized to turn any person(s) away who attempts to enter the province for unnecessary travel and to require any person(s) to leave the province immediately. To minimize these occurrences, PEI has implemented a Pre-Travel Approval Process for travelers.

Screening measures are in place at all entry points to the province including the Charlottetown Airport, Confederation Bridge, PEI-Isle de la Madeline Ferry. A Public Health Order is in place requiring all individuals entering Prince Edward Island to self-isolate for 14 days.

Renew PEI, Together

This plan outlines the guiding principles and phased approach to reopening businesses, services and public spaces. The plan will be implemented in four distinct phases with a progressive lifting of public health measures on individuals, communities and organizations over three-week periods. Progression will be gradual and constantly evaluated based on the latest public health information from PEI’s Chief Public Health Office. Decisions during each phase will be based on public health evidence and continuous monitoring. If there are concerns about moving into a next phase, progress will be slowed, halted, or even reversed to continue to protect the health and safety of Islanders.

Please check the Renew PEI Together website for the most up-to-date information.

Public Health Guidance

The following is public guidance for all phases of Renew PEI, Together:

  • Stay informed, be prepared and follow public health advice
  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 m (6 ft) with individuals who are not part of one’s household
  • Adhere to mass gathering limits (see Phases)
  • Stay home when ill and call 811 promptly if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% – 80% alcohol
  • Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve, and wash your hands directly after
  • Ensure enhanced cleaning and disinfection of commonly touched surfaces
  • With employer’s support, continue working from home and encourage others to do the same
  • Continue to use online, home delivery, and curbside pick-up shopping options where available
  • Co-workers and neighbours can carpool or share drives if physical distancing is maintained
  • Vulnerable individuals should exercise caution and minimize high-risk exposures
  • Limit personal non-essential travel
  • Consider wearing non-medical masks in certain situations, e.g. public transit
  • Keep a log of interactions to self-monitor and to facilitate contact tracing should a case be detected

We trust Charlottetown will continue to be a safe destination to visit in the future because we took action quickly. The best advice to travellers right now, however, is to stay home.

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