Travel advisory: COVID-19 border measures for Campobello Island

News release

June 12, 2020  Campobello Island, New Bruswick

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Canada, while facilitating trade and essential travel. Given this, the CBSA is reminding New Brunswickers that travelling to and from Campobello Island through the United States (U.S.) is international travel and constitutes exiting Canada. To gain re-entry into Canada, travellers must report to a CBSA port of entry.

The temporary restriction on all discretionary travel at the Canada-U.S. border has been extended until June 21, 2020. All travel of an optional or discretionary nature, such as tourism and recreation, is covered by these measures.

While Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Registered Indians under the Indian Act continue to enter Canada by right, they remain subject to COVID-19 entry screening measures and must comply with the mandatory 14-day requirement to quarantine or isolate if not exempt.

Exemptions to quarantine and isolation requirements are currently in place to ensure that critical infrastructure, essential services and economic supply chains continue between Canada and the U.S. Exemptions are also in place for residents of Campobello Island who are asymptomatic and must cross the border on a day-to-day basis for work, or to obtain essential goods and services. These exemptions do not apply to residents of mainland New Brunswick who wish to visit Campobello Island.

Travellers are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering upon entry to Canada and while in transit to isolation or quarantine, unless the mask or face covering needs to be removed for security or safety reasons. Travellers presenting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be referred to a Public Health Agency of Canada staff member for further assessment.

Quick facts

  • Travellers arriving on Campobello Island by land through the U.S. must report to the CBSA Campobello port of entry (1 Rte 774, Welshpool, NB).

  • To gain re-entry into Canada and access mainland New Brunswick, travellers continue to be required to report to a CBSA port of entry in St. Stephen, NB, such as the 3rd Bridge at 20 St. Stephen Drive, Ferry Point at 204 Milltown Boulevard, or Milltown at 480 Milltown Boulevard.

  • Anyone arriving in Canada by air or land must complete a Traveller Contact Information Form on paper or via the ArriveCAN App to help Public Health Agency of Canada monitor and enforce the 14-day quarantine or isolation requirement. Travellers are encouraged to download the mobile ArriveCAN App, available on the Apple App and Google Play stores, prior to arrival to reduce wait times and limit contact at the border.

  • Failure to comply with the current border entry restrictions is an offence under the Quarantine Act and could lead to up to 6 months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines. Further, a person who causes a risk of imminent death or serious bodily harm to another person while wilfully or recklessly contravening this act or the regulations could be liable for a fine of up to $1,000,000 or imprisonment of up to 3 years or both.

  • Questions about entry to the U.S. should be directed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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