The Tourism Industry Association of PEI has launched a competition to encourage islanders to get vaccinated. Prince Edward Island has moved some dates for the reopening of the border without requiring self-isolation, for those whose travel is pre-approved from June 23 and for Canadians from outside the Atlantic Canada July 28.
Visitors will need to apply for a PEI pass, showing proof of vaccination and residency. Apps opened Thursday – and things got busy.
“As expected, there has been a lot of excitement around the PEI Pass. Many people are actively requesting and there have been intermittent accidents, ”said a provincial government spokesperson.
“We understand that everyone is very keen to apply and we ask for everyone’s patience. “
The spokesperson said as of 3:45 p.m. Thursday, 693 requests had been received and the Public Security Department was already starting to approve them.
There have been 206 cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island, and none are active. There were no deaths and two hospitalizations. Prince Edward Island has not reported any new cases since June 3.
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These islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine
- People over 12 years old.
- Islanders over the age of 18 can make an appointment for the Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.
You can find more information on how to get vaccinated here.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
- Possible loss of taste and / or smell.
- Sore throat.
- New or worsened fatigue.
- Shortness of breath.
- Runny nose.