Government Laws and Regulations

Government of Canada—Laws and Regulations

Before you make any travel plans, it is extremely important for you to know if you are permitted to travel to Canada. For detailed information on who can enter the country, visit Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Visitors, foreign workers and students.

On March 25, 2020, the Government of Canada implemented a self-isolation requirement for returning international travelers under the Quarantine Act. For details, visit Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel restrictions, exemptions and advice. It is important to note that the Province of Nova Scotia has additional self-isolation requirements that are outlined below.

The Government of Canada has restrictions on optional and discretionary international travel. For details, visit Non-optional and non-discretionary travel: COVID-19 program delivery.

Nova Scotia Government—Laws and Regulations

The Province of Nova Scotia, under the authority of the Health Protection Act, requires visitors entering Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada to quarantine for 14 days, even if they do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

Every adult (18 or older) from outside Atlantic Canada must also complete a Nova Scotia Safe Check-in Form before entering the province. After completing the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in form and during their 14-day quarantine period, students will receive a daily check-in email from Nova Scotia Public Health. Students must respond to each check-in email.

Public health inspectors are on-site at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

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