Travel Approval Self-Assessment

1. Are you a permanent resident of PEI with a current PEI driver’s licence or voluntary ID?

2. Are you a permanent resident of PEI but don’t have a current PEI driver’s licence or voluntary ID, but you have one from another province?

3. Are you a commercial vehicle driver delivering products to PEI?

4. Are you a seasonal resident looking to come to your second home in Prince Edward Island?

5. Are you traveling to PEI for any of the reasons described below?

  • For an emergency medical purpose, either as a patient, someone required to travel with a patient, or a person accompanying an animal(s) for emergency services at the Atlantic Veterinary College (A letter from a doctor or proof of appointment is required);
  • To work in an area deemed an essential service (A employer letter indicating area of essential service is required.);
  • Resident of the province of Quebec transiting to or from Magdalen Islands (A letter from the Province of Quebec or completed Quebec Self Declaration Form);
  • To exercise or facilitate child access through a shared custody arrangement; (supporting documentation required)

As a permanent resident of PEI you may enter the province without a pre-travel approval letter.

  • If you have a PEI driver’s licence or voluntary ID, please present your ID plus one of the following documents at border entry points:
    • valid PEI issued health card (with a current government-issued photo ID)
    • valid PEI Motor Vehicle Registration (expired registrations from March 2020 accepted until July 2020)
    • 2018 or 2019 CRA Notice of Assessment (NOE) showing line 428, which indicates Prince Edward Island as province of residency
  • If you do not have a PEI driver’s license or voluntary ID, you must be able to present an out of province driver’s licence or voluntary ID plus two of the following additional documents:
    • PEI-issued health card
    • Valid PEI Motor Vehicle Registration (expired registrations from March 2020 will be accepted until July 2020)
    • 2018 or 2019 CRA Notice of Assessment (NOE) showing line 428, which indicates PEI as province of residency

When you arrive in PEI, you must go directly to your final destination and self-isolate for 14 days in accordance with PEI standards for COVID-19 self-isolation.

Commercial truck drivers (4,500 kg or more) transporting essential products to or from PEI do not require travel approval. Commercial truck drivers must follow the guidelines for essential workers provided by Chief Public Health Office.

Seasonal residents can begin submitting their requests to enter Prince Edward Island starting at noon on June 1, 2020 online.

Note: Travel arrangements should not be made until a pre-approval letter is provided. Any seasonal residents arriving at any point of entry without the pre-approval letter will be denied entry to Prince Edward Island.

At least 72 hours before you begin your travel to PEI, you must apply to the PEI Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) for travel approval. If permission is granted, you will be provided an electronic document indicating approval is granted and under what conditions. Please have your approval document available to assist border officials when you arrive at your point of entry.

All travelers coming to PEI are required to follow the self-isolation guidelines outlined by the CPHO and may be required to have a self-isolation plan to present to border officials upon arrival.

To apply for travel approval, review Travel Approval details and:

  • Email your request with all necessary information to publicsafety@gov.pe.ca

Note: Application does not guarantee or imply approval.

Travel approval will not be granted for non-essential travel including non-residents of PEI wishing to enter the province and who plan to:

  • Make or receive non-essential purchases, sales and deliveries;
  • Visit, tour, sight-see, or for other social and recreational purposes;
  • Live at a seasonal or commercial location or property for a temporary period; or
  • Other non-essential purposes as the Chief Public Health Office or her designate may direct.

If you do not meet the conditions outlined previously and wish to come to PEI under one of the following exceptional or compassionate grounds as listed below, you must apply for travel approval. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • The following conditions will be considered:
    • permanent relocation to PEI; (details below)
    • post-secondary students and parents – picking up belongings and student and returning to their home outside of the province;
    • persons recently unemployed and who will be living with immediate family members residing in PEI;
    • persons completing a health or allied health internship in PEI;
    • spouses and dependents of PEI residents;
    • out-of-province students to attend a post-secondary institution in PEI;
    • persons supporting a PEI resident experiencing a severe injury or illness or disability;
    • permanent relocation due to severe illness or injury to be closer to a care provider;
    • to attend and support a person in palliative care;
    • to support a person with birth of a child.
  • Persons permanently relocating to PEI require the submission of the following documents:
    • documents confirming the sale of an out-of-province residential property, or
    • termination of an out-of-province residential rental agreement;

    plus one of the following:

    • a residential rental agreement for a PEI residence (minimum 1 year tenancy with contact information for landlord to confirm the agreement), or
    • property purchase documents in respect of a newly acquired PEI residence or proof of ownership of an existing permanent residence to which you are relocating permanently.
  • Other reason not already mentioned.

*NOTE* If the purpose for your travel meets the move requirements noted above and your status in Canada is a temporary resident, you are required to delay your arrival and request an extension to your arrival date via Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada. The only exception for arriving in PEI for work during the current state of emergency is for Temporary Foreign Workers who are essential service workers and have provincial authorization to arrive.

At least 72 hours before you begin your travel to PEI, you must apply to the EMO for travel approval. If permission is granted, you will be provided an electronic document indicating approval is granted and under what conditions. Please have your approval document available to assist border officials when you arrive at your point of entry.

All travelers regardless of purpose are required to follow the guidelines for self-isolation outlined by the CPHO and may be required to have a self-isolation plan to present to border officials upon arrival: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/covid-19-self-isolation

To apply for travel approval, review Travel Approval details and:

  • Email your request with all necessary information to publicsafety@gov.pe.ca