Some Canadian provinces have moved further ahead in their reopening than others. On the east coast, premiers have begun to discuss an Atlantic bubble. This expanded social circle would allow people from any of those provinces to travel freely to others.\nPrince Edward Island Premier Dennis King said that the premiers had determined residents of the Atlantic provinces should be free to travel throughout the region by July, according to CBC News.\nHe added that even if something happens that forces a province to hold off on allowing for travel in the bubble, that other provinces could start on their own.\n"We don't really have a hard and fast date," he said.\nA commentary from the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council makes the argument that allowing for interprovincial travel would have positive impacts on both local economies and the mental health of Atlantic residents.\nAPEC president and CEO David Chaundy wrote that the current travel restrictions have had a negative impact on the Atlantic regional economy, causing it to shrink by 20 percent.\n"We've also experienced the personal and social cost," Chaundy writes, "We've felt the consequences of isolation, being stuck inside, and lack of human contact on our physical, mental and emotional health."\nView this post on Instagram Happy Setting Day, Prince Edward Island! A post shared by Prince Edward Island (@tourismpei) on May 15, 2020 at 1:20am PDT\nThe commentary also notes that allowing for interprovincial travel would help to revitalize the tourism business in Nova Scotia, which sees about 48 percent of its out-of-province visitors coming from other Atlantic areas.\nChaundy writes that the number of COVID-19 cases across the region makes travel between provinces a "low risk option."\nView this post on Instagram Nova Scotia’s boat tours range from evening cruises aboard the Tall Ship Silva and dinner cruises aboard the Harbour Queen to paddling, coastal hiking, and fun adventures on our harbour islands! This would be a great little getaway for you and your family!🚢 ~ ~ ~ #visitnova #novascotiatourism #visitnovascotia #novascotia #halifax #canada #eastcoast #halifaxnoise #winter #ontario #photography #toronto #explorecanada #halifaxns #dartmouth #nature #maritimes #love #quebec #canadian #instagram #family #tour #boat #water #fun #love #adventure A post shared by Nova Scotia Tourism (@novascotia_tourism) on Mar 6, 2019 at 9:13am PST\nIn the same vein as Premier King's statement on gradual opening between provinces, the APEC commentary notes that a step-by-step approach could be adopted with "temporary travel parameters or guidelines."\nNewfoundland has already instituted a "double bubble" rule where members of two households are allowed to interact with one another.