New travel application process for people entering Nova Scotia effective Friday – fr

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New travel application process for people entering Nova Scotia effective Friday – fr


New travel application process for those attempting to enter Nova Scotia takes effect Friday at 8 a.m.
The application process is mandatory for anyone entering the province. No one can participate until their application has been reviewed and approved.

According to a statement from the Department of Health and Wellness, people can apply online through Nova Scotia’s secure registration form, already established by the province.

“This application process means travelers will be certain before they leave that they can enter the province, as we are limiting the number of people entering Nova Scotia to protect our citizens and our health care system from COVID-19.” Premier Iain Rankin said in the statement. . “People who meet our criteria to enter Nova Scotia will have no problem going through the approval process. “

Anyone who has already completed the registration form and received approval does not need to reapply, as long as they travel no later than May 19.

As of May 20, only approvals through the new process will be accepted.

Only requests from permanent residents and people traveling for essential reasons will be considered.

Apply one week before travel

People must apply about a week before they intend to travel, and applications will be reviewed within three business days. Child custody requests and exempt travelers, such as military personnel, first responders and those with access to essential health care, will be automatically approved.

The province announced new border restrictions on May 7, banning all non-essential travel from outside the province, including residents of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. who had previously been allowed entry. The border is also closed to anyone traveling to Nova Scotia.

The measures, which took effect on May 10, left many people who had previously bought a home in Nova Scotia and were in the process of moving, wondering what their options were.

Prime Minister Iain Rankin subsequently announced compassionate exemptions for exceptional circumstances. Instructions for requesting an exemption are posted on the province’s website.

The application process does not affect the 14-day self-isolation requirement for people entering the province.

In the statement, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Robert Strang also said public health encourages people to get tested at the start and end of their periods of self-isolation.

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