Travel information


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Travel Registration Program

Travellers aged 12 or older entering New Brunswick must pre-register online and provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of medical exemption. This includes New Brunswickers re-entering the province.

Travellers entering New Brunswick are responsible for keeping up to date with and adhering to any changes in Public Health guidance and the province’s Mandatory Order.

  • If you are fully vaccinated, no self-isolation will be required. Vaccinated individuals are now able to apply for a multi-use pass. Once your request is successfully processed, you will receive an email with your multi use pass.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, you must self-isolate for 14 days or until you receive a negative COVID-19 result from a test taken on Day 10 or later. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to register for each trip into the province.
  • If you cannot receive a vaccine because of a medical exemption, no self-isolation will be required, but you will be required to provide proof of such exemption. (New Brunswick residents must provide the Medical Immunization Exemption Form for Covid-19 vaccine signed by a healthcare provider. Other Canadian jurisdictions have a similar form. Please consult with your medical practitioner.) Medically exempt individuals are now able to apply for a multi-use pass. Once your request is successfully processed, you will receive an email with your multi-use pass.
  • Children under 12 are not eligible to be vaccinated. As long as all people travelling with children under 12 have been vaccinated, the group does not require isolation or testing.
  • Children who turn 12 have 60 days after their twelfth birthday to be fully vaccinated before any requirements to show proof of vaccination are mandatory. Children 12 and older must still be registered.
  • If you have been given direction under federal guidelines, you must follow those directions in addition to any provided by the province.

Exemptions

The requirement to register travel and provide proof of vaccination does not apply to:

  • a commercial truck driver entering or re-entering New Brunswick;
  • operators and crew of trains, aircraft and marine vessels entering or re-entering New Brunswick;
  • individuals entering New Brunswick to receive medical care and residents of New Brunswick returning home after receiving medical care not available in New Brunswick;
  • individuals entering New Brunswick for specialized or emergency veterinary care and residents of New Brunswick returning home after receiving specialized or emergency veterinary care;
  • an individual that is employed by a business that has a policy that requires the employees to show proof of vaccination or submit to regular testing;
  • individuals travelling to attend school (Kindergarten to Grade 12);
  • post-secondary students travelling for their education;
  • individuals travelling to access childcare; or
  • individuals travelling to satisfy the requirement of a custody agreement.

How to enroll in the New Brunswick Travel Registration program

  • Fill out the New Brunswick Travel Registration form
  • Each person who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, (i.e., will be at least 12 years of age by December 31, 2021), must fill in a separate application. Persons under the age of 12 travelling with a parent or guardian should be listed on the same form. 
  • As part of the application, upload your proof of vaccination if you are fully vaccinated or your proof of medical exemption signed by a healthcare provider if you are unable to be vaccinated. (New Brunswick residents must provide the Medical Immunization Exemption Form for Covid-19 vaccine signed by a healthcare provider. Other Canadian jurisdictions have a similar form. Please consult with your medical practitioner.)
  • A confirmation email with your travel registration and pass will be sent to the email address you used to register.

***Please note, because of the requirement to upload supporting documents this process can only be completed online. 


Privacy Statement

Personal information provided to the Department of Justice and Public Safety for the New Brunswick Travel Registration Program is collected under the authority of the COVID-19 Preventative Measures Regulation – Public Health Act.  It may be used to set conditions for and after entry into New Brunswick, and for purposes necessary to administer public safety and public health measures.

Collected personal information will be used by only authorized government staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected and may be used for consistent purposes, such as disclosure to public health and safety authorities in New Brunswick for public health purposes. We do not disclose your information to other public bodies or individuals except as authorized by law.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the collection and/or use of your personal information, please contact the Program Manager at: nbtrprivacy.evnbconfidentialite@gnb.ca (Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Atlantic).


International travel restrictions

The Government of Canada regulates the international border and travellers entering Canada. Travellers entering New Brunswick from international destinations are subject to federal testing and quarantine regulations.

For entry into Canada and Canada-U.S. border restrictions, visit the Government of Canada page and the Canada Border Services Agency page.

If you must travel to or from an international destination, please visit the Government of Canada's travel advice and advisories page for your destination(s) regularly to verify travel health recommendations and safety and security information.

 


Proof of a negative COVID-19 test

Some international destinations require proof of a negative COVID-19 test result in order to enter the country. 

  • If you provided your Canadian Health Care Number (NB Medicare or another federal/provincial card) when scheduling or when tested for COVID-19 and were provided with a MyHealthNB registration sheet at your testing location, you may access and print your official test result online at myhealth.gnb.ca.
  • Please keep in mind that it can take a minimum of 48-72 hours after the test is administered before you can access your results. Results may take longer to access if a there is a situation, like an outbreak, that increases the volume of high-priority testing.

MyHealthNB

If you are not eligible to access your COVID-19 test results through MyHealthNB, please contact the hospital Health Records Department associated to your testing assessment centre with Horizon Health Network or with Vitalité Health Network.

It’s important to remember that if you leave the province, you are subject to rules in place at your destination(s) and, and rules in Canada upon your return.

Guidelines for entry into a hospital or health care facility in New Brunswick to visit a patient may differ from entry into Canada. Visitation guidelines are based on where a visitor is travelling from and whether or not they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. For the latest guidelines and protocols at Horizon and Vitalité Health Networks, visit their websites.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the travel registration program?

Effective 11:59 p.m. September 21, travellers wishing to enter New Brunswick – including New Brunswickers re-entering the province – need to pre-register their travel, report their vaccination status and receive approval before entering.

Vaccinated individuals and individuals who are medically exempt from vaccination will register one time and will be able to apply for a multi-use pass. Once an individual’s request is successfully processed, they will receive an email with their multi-use pass. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to register for each trip into the province and must self-isolate for 14 days or until they receive a negative COVID-19 result from a test taken on Day 10 or later.


Are there exemptions from registration and providing proof of vaccination for people in certain professions, people who live in border communities, or people who need to cross the border for school or due to their personal circumstances?

The requirement to register travel and provide proof of vaccination does not apply to:

  • a commercial truck driver entering or re-entering New Brunswick;
  • operators and crew of trains, aircraft and marine vessels entering or re-entering New Brunswick;
  • individuals entering New Brunswick to receive medical care and residents of New Brunswick returning home after receiving medical care not available in New Brunswick;
  • individuals entering New Brunswick for specialized or emergency veterinary care and residents of New Brunswick returning home after receiving specialized or emergency veterinary care;
  • an individual that is employed by a business that has a policy that requires the employees to show proof of vaccination or submit to regular testing;
  • individuals travelling to attend school (Kindergarten to Grade 12);
  • post-secondary students travelling for their education;
  • individuals travelling to access childcare; or
  • individuals travelling to satisfy the requirement of a custody agreement.

In the case of residents of Campobello Island only, unvaccinated residents may enter the province and not isolate, provided that they follow federal rules. Like all New Brunswickers, unvaccinated residents of Campobello Island are restricted from accessing certain services, events, and businesses in New Brunswick such as restaurants where vaccination is required.


What vaccines are eligible to allow me to travel into New Brunswick?

A full series of Health Canada-approved vaccines* provide exemption from mandatory self-isolation. The list of Health Canada-approved vaccines is available at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/covid19-industry/drugs-vaccines-treatments/vaccines.html

* This can also mean having one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada


Do I need two doses?

You need a complete series of vaccination using Health Canada-approved vaccines to be exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days. (New Brunswick recognizes the recommendations of Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) on interchangeability of vaccines.)

The Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna and AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccines are offered in a two-dose series. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine is offered in a one-dose series.


What if I’m not vaccinated?

If you are not fully vaccinated, you must self-isolate for 14 days or until you receive a negative COVID-19 result from a test taken on Day 10 or later. Children under 12 are not eligible to be vaccinated. As long as all people travelling with children under 12 have been vaccinated, the group does not require isolation or testing. Children under 12 who travel alone are not required to self-isolate.


What if I cannot get a vaccine for medical reasons?

If you cannot receive a vaccine because of a medical exemption you will be required to show proof of your exemption signed by a healthcare provider.

(New Brunswick residents must provide the Medical Immunization Exemption Form for Covid-19 vaccine signed by a healthcare provider. Other Canadian jurisdictions have a similar form. Please consult with your medical practitioner.)

For more information, visit https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/nb-vaccine/Proof-of-Vaccination.html

While you may be exempted from the requirement to self-isolate because you are medically exempt from COVID-19 vaccination, you must still register to travel. Medically exempt individuals will only need to register one time and will be able to apply for a multi-use pass.


Do these rules apply to someone travelling through New Brunswick to another province or state?

Yes, travellers entering New Brunswick, regardless of their destination, will be required to register with the New Brunswick Travel Registry. Vaccinated individuals and medically exempt individuals will only need to register one time and will be able to apply for a multi-use pass.

In the case of residents of Campobello Island only, unvaccinated residents may enter the province and not isolate, provided that they follow federal rules. Like all New Brunswickers, unvaccinated residents of Campobello are restricted from accessing certain services, events, and businesses in New Brunswick such as restaurants where vaccination is required.


Do these rules apply to travelers too young to receive a Health Canada-approved vaccine?

Children under 12 are not eligible to be vaccinated. All children who are younger than the approved vaccination age are exempt from isolation unless travelling with family members who are required to isolate.

Each person who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine must fill in a separate form. Persons under the age of 12 travelling with a parent or guardian should be listed on the same form. Children under 12 who travel alone are not required to register or self-isolate. Children who turn 12 have 60 days after their twelfth birthday to be fully vaccinated before any requirements to show proof of vaccination are mandatory, they are still required to register.
  

For travel registration and other measures taking effect at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 21, do I need to be 14 days past my final dose in a series of COVID-19 vaccines*?

No, in order to satisfy these regulations, you need a record of COVID-19 vaccination showing that you received the full series of an approved vaccine.

We do encourage those who have recently been vaccinated to continue to take steps to ensure their health and safety, such as masking, physical distancing and frequent handwashing.

* This can also mean having one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada.
  

What if I am entering from Maine, another part of the United States or another country?

Just like someone entering from another province, a person coming into New Brunswick from Maine, another part of the United States or another country needs to register their travel with www.gnb.ca/travelregistration. If you are subject to direction under federal guidelines, you must follow those directions in addition to any provided by the province.