Just days after Justin Trudeau said he’d back interprovincial travel restrictions in Canada, another region has updated its border measures.
In an unplanned press conference on Monday, April 19, P.E.I. officials confirmed that the region would be suspending all non-resident travel to the island from outside of Atlantic Canada.
The new rule is effective immediately and will remain in effect until at least May 17, 2021.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Heather Morrison also urged P.E.I. residents to avoid non-essential travel outside of the region, before revealing that plans for reopening the Atlantic bubble would be re-examined.
Ontario also recently announced new provincial restrictions, limiting ground travel between Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec.