Just released by the Nova Scotia Government:
Starting Friday, July 3, if people live in another Atlantic Canadian province and want to visit Nova Scotia, they will need to show proof of residency to enter the province.
Every adult will need to show either a drivers’ licence, government identification card, health card, or a utility bill or bank statement with a valid Atlantic Canadian address to provincial officials at airports, ferries or the land border when they arrive in the province. No self-declaration form will be required.
If people can prove with these documents that their permanent home is in Atlantic Canada, they will not have to self-isolate for 14 days when coming into Nova Scotia.
“Businesses and communities are looking forward to welcoming Atlantic Canadian visitors,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We’ve worked hard to get to the point where we can welcome our neighbours safely and it’s important for everyone to respect the public health guidelines.”
It is important to remember that Nova Scotia’s borders are restricted, not closed. People from outside Atlantic Canada are welcome in the province. They must self-isolate for 14 days when they arrive. If they have already self-isolated in another Atlantic Canadian province, they may enter Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.
“I know many people are still nervous about this virus. Our visitors may be, too,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “We can make their visits a safe experience for everyone by being patient and kind, by practicing good hand hygiene, distancing and by wearing a mask when you can’t stay six feet apart.”
Nova Scotians who are planning to visit another Atlantic province should check before they leave to ensure they have the information documentation required in that province.