Nunatsiavut Government Discouraging Non-Essential Travel From Outside of Province

The Nunatsiavut Government wishes to advise that non-essential travel into the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area from outside Newfoundland and Labrador will continue to be discouraged, despite the fact that travel restrictions will be lifted in all Atlantic Canadian provinces come July 3.

“While it is promising to see the formation of the so-called ‘Atlantic bubble’, we still have some concerns with the movement of people into our communities as we continue to navigate our way through this COVID-19 pandemic,” says First Minister Tyler Edmunds.

While non-essential travel is being discouraged to Labrador Inuit communities, those from the Maritimes will no longer be asked to self-isolate for 14 days prior entering the region. However, all travelers are still being asked to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and to continue to adhere to public health protocols around physical distancing, hygiene and the use of masks, etc.

On June 3, the Nunatsiavut Government gave notice that it would no longer be requesting people to not travel between Labrador Inuit communities unless they have been directed to self-isolate or to self-monitor for symptoms COVID-19. The position on non-essential travel from anywhere within the province was relaxed on June 8.