April 29, 2021 | by: isaacpiotrowski

Atlantic Bubble Now Delayed Indefinitely

 

The Atlantic travel bubble, which had already been delayed from April 19th to May 3rd, has been delayed once again because of recent COVID-19 case counts and variants of concern.

 

According to a news release sent out Wednesday evening, The Council of Atlantic Premiers met by teleconference to discuss about recent COVID-19 outbreaks within the region.

 

“Premiers agreed that recent outbreaks of COVID-19, accelerated by emerging variants of concern, have made it necessary to maintain restrictions on non-essential travel within the Atlantic region. Premiers will revisit the re-opening of the Atlantic Travel Bubble when the threat of further outbreaks has been reduced, based on advice from the region’s Chief Medical Officers of Health.”

 

“Premiers remain optimistic that travel within Atlantic Canada will resume by  summer, when most Atlantic Canadians have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine rollout will help provide protection against COVID-19, and Atlantic Premiers strongly encourage Atlantic Canadians to continue to get vaccinated.”

 

For more information about the COVID-19 response and specific public health requirements for each of the Atlantic Provinces, please consult the following links: