The Government of Prince Edward Island is implementing Covid testing at all points of entry into the province, effective September 30 – regardless of immunization status and time outside of province – as an additional measure to protect local residents from increasing cases of COVID-19.
Information provided to CTA by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association indicates the following will apply to truck drivers entering the province:
- Drivers who make regular trips to PEI (e.g. at least twice weekly) will only be required to be tested every 5 days;
- Drivers who don’t make regular trips to PEI will be asked to be tested upon entry;
- All testing must be completed by PEI authorities;
- Test results from other jurisdictions completed in advance of arrival will not be accepted;
- Drivers who are not fully vaccinated are required to work-isolate when in PEI;
- Drivers who are fully vaccinated are NOT required to isolate when in PEI, but they are still required to get tested based on above frequency of trips.
The province’s website also highlights that “due to increased testing at the points of entry, travel delays, especially in Borden-Carlton, are to be expected”.
For complete details of PEI’s new measures, click here. CTA will keep members updated as information is provided by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association.