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The Current Situation on Cape Breton Island

Last updated: July 9th, 2021

Phase 3 of Nova Scotia’s reopening plan is in effect. During phase 3 of Nova Scotia’s reopening plan, we can continue to expand social activities and gatherings and start to remove restrictions from travel. Plan phases are based on the ongoing progress of vaccination rates and improvements of public health and healthcare indicators. Phase 4 is expected to begin on July 14th. For more information, click here

As of July 9th, Nova Scotia’s Eastern Zone, which includes Cape Breton, has 16 active cases of Covid-19. For more Nova Scotia data and information, click here

Travel to Nova Scotia 

For everyone who is considering traveling to Nova Scotia please check the following link for the most up-to-date information.

The Atlantic Bubble

Starting 30 June 2021, if you’re traveling from New Brunswick, you don’t need to complete the Safe Check-in Form or self-isolate when you arrive in or return to Nova Scotia if you haven’t traveled outside Atlantic Canada in the 14 days before arriving in the province. If you’ve already self-isolated in New Brunswick, you can enter Nova Scotia without self-isolating again. If you traveled from New Brunswick before 30 June 2021 and are self-isolating in Nova Scotia, you can stop self-isolating. Self-isolation requirements may change based on the border strategy and epidemiology of each province.

Gathering Limits and Social Contact

Please click here to view a complete list of gathering limits.

Local Flights and Border Services

For all air services and ferry routes please check with our Getting Here & Around page located here.

Please note all cruise services have been suspended until 2022, by order of the Federal Government.

Food Services & Business Re-Opening

Phase 3 of the Re-Opening plan allowed for food services and businesses to be open. Please review the following page to ensure you understand and comply with the updated restriction rules.

Our Visitor Information Centres

For all information on visitor centers please check the following link.

National Travel Advisory

The Public Health Agency of Canada is continuing to advise travelers to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada. Click here to read more.

Departing Canada

The Government of Canada has issued a travel advisory asking Canadian citizens and permanent residents to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.

Travelers Returning to Canada

Travelers entering Canada must follow Government of Canada rules set out by the emergency orders under the Quarantine Act, including testing and quarantine requirements. Learn more: entering Canada by air and entering Canada by land.

Public Health Agency of Canada online resources:

For a listing of current up-to-date information on the Coronavirus from PHAC please check here

Please call 811 if you have any symptoms or questions and do not hesitate to call 911 if there is an emergency. Nova Scotia Health number’s can be found here

You can sign up to receive updates from PHAC here.

You can call PHAC directly at the following toll-free number: 1-844-280-5020

You can check your symptoms through PHAC’s online assessment tool here

The latest PHAC travel advisories can be found here.

Non-Medical Face Masks/Coverings

Check the requirements for wearing a mask and how to choose and take care of a non-medical mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.