Provincial Travel Requirements

    The Government of Nova Scotia has declared a State of Emergency, and recommends limiting all non-essential travel. 

    People travelling within the Atlantic provinces are permitted to enter Nova Scotia without self-isolating for 14 days. If you live in an Atlantic Canadian province, you need to show proof of residency when you enter Nova Scotia.

    People arriving from outside Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days when they arrive in Nova Scotia. If they have already self-isolated in another Atlantic Canadian province, they may enter Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

    Provincial inspectors are onsite at Halifax Stanfield to remind people of the travel measures and how to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Signage to this effect is in the domestic and international arrivals areas, as well as other strategic locations in the terminal building.

    Federal Travel Requirements

    The Government of Canada has implemented mandatory domestic and international travel measures to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19, including health checks of travellers before they board an aircraft and requiring travellers to wear a mask during their travels.

    Travellers with a medical reason for not wearing a mask are required to present proof from a physician while flying in Canada, or they will be denied boarding. 

    Halifax International Airport Authority also requires everyone at the airport, including travellers and airport workers, to wear a mask in the terminal building and parkade at all times. 

    The Government of Canada is also requiring all travellers entering Canada to:

    • isolate if you have symptoms, or quarantine if asymptomatic, for 14 days.
    • wear a non-medical mask or face covering to go to their destination and avoid contact with vulnerable people.

    Travellers who do not have an adequate place to isolate or quarantine for 14 days will be required to stay in a place designated by the Chief Public Health Officer.

    The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) continue to use additional screening measures at major Canadian airports, including Halifax Stanfield, to ensure travellers are aware of these measures and identify any travellers who may be ill. Full details on what the Government is doing at Canadian borders and airports to prevent the spread of COVID-19 can be found on the PHAC website.

    What about travel to/from the U.S.? Canada and the United States agreed to close the border to non-essential travel, effective March 21. Reduced flight operations may continue by select airlines to repatriate citizens to their home country.

    Travellers are asked to consult www.travel.gc.ca for the latest travel advice.