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As part of New Brunswick’s COVID-19 recovery effort, everyone entering New Brunswick by land, air or sea must register so information can be collected to support Public Health.

You can register online or, if you do not have an email address, by phone before you travel. This helps speed up screening at the border. It also helps you determine what documents you will need at screening so that you can avoid being turned away.

Plan ahead to ensure that you’ll have everything you need before travelling to New Brunswick.
    

On this page

How to register

If you arrive without a travel registration

Twinned communities in Quebec

Atlantic Bubble

Approved reasons for entry

Frequent traveller pass

Health screening

What you will need to register

What you will need at the border

Supporting documents you will need

Border entry points

USA/International travellers

Student travellers

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How to register

  • Review the list of what you need to register and have the information ready.
  • Register by phone or if you do not have an email address, online.
  • If registering online, complete the fields as directed. Fields that must be completed are noted with an asterisk (*).
  • Once your registration (online or by phone) has been approved, you will receive a confirmation number for your travel approval by email. Ensure that noreply.registration@gnb.ca is on your list of safe senders so that your confirmation email does not end up in your spam folder.
  • You will receive approval within five business days from the date you applied.
  • Print or have an electronic copy of your confirmation number on a mobile device so that you can present it when you arrive at a New Brunswick point of entry.

 

If you arrive without a travel registration

If you arrive at the border, airport or ferry terminal without a travel registration, you will be able to complete the registration process on site, but this will delay your travel. Registering online or, if you do not have access to internet, by phone before you travel will help limit delays, help you ensure you have necessary documents and reduce your risk of being turned away at the border.

 

Twinned communities in Quebec

(Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix, Que.)

*** Please note that with the exception of the communities of Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix, Que., twinning with communities in Avignon and Temiscouata Municipal Regional Counties in Quebec has been suspended. Residents of Avignon and Temiscouata MRCs can still cross the border for essential reasons such as medical appointments, approved work, shared child custody, as they have been throughout the pandemic. All previously approved registrations to and from Avignon MRC (including Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix, Que.) for non-essential single trips and multi-day registrations will no longer be valid as of noon, September 25, 2020, with the exception of multi-day registrations approved for the transportation of elementary and secondary students from Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix, Que. and those issued for work, medical care and childcare/child custody. ***

Residents of Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix, Que. who travel into New Brunswick as part of same-day travel only with no overnight stays will not need to self-isolate when they enter New Brunswick.

Residents of the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador) who travel into, but not beyond, Listuguj First Nation or Pointe-à-la-Croix, Que. as part of same-day travel with no overnight stays will not need to self-isolate when they return to New Brunswick.

Pre-register here

If you travel regularly from these communities into New Brunswick for non-essential trips, click here for information on multi-use registration.



Cottage/camp owners crossing to or from Témiscouata MRC, Quebec

If you need to travel to or from the Témiscouata region to close up and/or retrieve belongings from a camp or cottage, you may do so from Wednesday September 23rd until Wednesday September 30th only. If you are travelling for these purposes, you will be able to enter or return to New Brunswick without a requirement to self-isolate, as long as your trip is no more than 24 hours.

Anyone travelling for these purposes may do so for one time only and is required to register their travel through www.gnb.ca/travelregistration. When registering, select “Other” under “Reason for Entry” and explain where you are travelling. If your registration is approved, when entering New Brunswick, ensure you have all required documentation, including your travel registration and proof of ownership or rental of the camp or cottage. You are expected to go directly to and from the location, not make any stops and not visit businesses or interact with anyone not part of your immediate family or bubble while in the province where your camp/cottage is located. When returning to New Brunswick and vice versa, do not make any unnecessary stops.

 

Atlantic Bubble

Residents of the Atlantic provinces should register for “Atlantic Bubble – Single Use” when applying online.

Residents of the Atlantic provinces who regularly cross the border into New Brunswick as part of their daily commute to or from work, for medical treatment or to fulfill a custody order can complete a “frequent traveller pass” registration. Details on how to register for the frequent traveller pass are available below.   

 

Approved reasons for entry

If you will need to travel to New Brunswick frequently, click here to learn more about applying for a frequent traveller pass.

  • You are travelling through New Brunswick to reach another destination
  • You are returning home to New Brunswick
  • Your travel is work-related
  • You have child custody arrangements in New Brunswick
  • You are moving to New Brunswick to take up residence
  • Your travel is related to a medical appointment
  • You are a resident of the Atlantic provinces 
  • You are visiting immediate family in New Brunswick (Select ‘Other’ on your registration)
  • You own property in New Brunswick (Select ‘Other’ on your registration)
  • You are travelling to pick up or drop off a student (Select ‘Other’ on your registration)
  • You are attending a funeral (Select ‘Other’ on your registration)
  • You have obtained authorization for a compassionate exemption (Select ‘Other’ on your registration)

 

Frequent traveller pass

If you travel to and from New Brunswick daily for work, to fulfill a custody order, or to receive medical treatment, you may apply for a frequent traveller pass online or by phone.

If you travel to or from New Brunswick frequently for work, follow these instructions when applying online:

  • Under “Reason for Entry”, choose “Work-related (NB Resident)” or “Work-related (Non-NB Resident)” as applicable.
  • In the section “Detailed Reason for Entry”, enter “frequent traveller pass” and provide the information to support your registration.
  • While you must indicate your first date of arrival to New Brunswick, you are not required to enter a “leaving” date.

If you travel to fulfill a custody order, follow these instructions when applying online:

  • Under “Reason for Entry”, choose “Custody”.
  • In the section “Detailed Reason for Entry”, enter “Custody” and provide the information to support your registration.
  • While you must indicate your first date of arrival to New Brunswick, you are not required to enter a “leaving” date.

If you travel for recurring medical appointments, follow these instructions when applying online:

  • Under “Reason for Entry”, choose “Medical - Recurring”.
  • In the section “Detailed Reason for Entry”, enter “Recurring medical appointments/treatment” and provide the information to support your registration.
  • While you must indicate your first date of arrival to New Brunswick, you are not required to enter a “leaving” date.

 

Multi-use registration for visitors from border areas of Quebec and Nova Scotia

*** Please note that with the exception of the communities of Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix, Que., twinning with communities in Avignon and Temiscouata Municipal Regional Counties in Quebec has been suspended. Residents of Avignon and Temiscouata MRCs can still cross the border for essential reasons such as medical appointments, approved work, shared child custody, as they have been throughout the pandemic. All previously approved registrations to and from Avignon MRC (including Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix, Que.) for non-essential single trips and multi-day registrations will no longer be valid as of noon, September 25, 2020, with the exception of multi-day registrations approved for the transportation of elementary and secondary students from Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix, Que. and those issued for work, medical care and childcare/child custody. ***

If you live in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, and you travel to New Brunswick regularly to attend school or for non-essential visits (shopping, visiting friends and family, recreational activities), you may apply for a multiple-use registration. Select “multi-use” when you register and enter the date range of up to 60 days for your multiple-use registration.

You will continue to be screened at points of entry.

 

Health screening

It is essential that we protect everyone from the risks of COVID-19. If you answer yes to any of the health-related questions, you are not permitted to travel into New Brunswick. If you have registered and your answers to any of the health questions change the day of travel, your registration is no longer valid and your travel into New Brunswick is prohibited.
  
 

What you will need to register

(All travellers, including residents of New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada)

  • Your contact information
  • Your originating address and the address you will be travelling to, including the postal code
  • Your reason for travelling
  • The date you will be entering and leaving New Brunswick (if applicable)
  • The names of children travelling with you
  • If you are travelling by land, your licence plate number and point of entry
  • If you are travelling by air, your flight number and point of entry
  • If arriving via the Digby ferry, the time and date of your arrival
  • The required documents for your travel reason (see the table below)

 

What you will need at the border

  • Your registration, either printed or visible on a mobile device (if you do not have a printer or mobile device, you may provide your registration number)
  • Any isolation order generated by the system as part of your registration (if applicable)
  • Valid identification such as your driver’s licence, provincial health card, or other government-issued photo identification.
  • If travelling from outside the Atlantic Bubble, any required supporting documents (see the table below)

 

Supporting documents you will need

See the table below to determine what documents you will need to register and bring with you to the border:

Reason for entry

Supporting documents required

Twinned communities in Quebec

Proof of residence such as a driver’s licence, mortgage, rent, lease agreement, property tax document, or your health card.

Atlantic bubble

Proof of residence in an Atlantic province such as a mortgage, rent, lease agreement, property tax document, or your health card.

Travelling through New Brunswick

For travellers from outside the Atlantic Provinces, a letter or document supporting your reason for travel. For example, an accommodation reservation, a letter from the owner of a property where you will stay, proof of new employment, or proof of new residence.

New Brunswick residents crossing the border for work outside the Atlantic Bubble

  • If daily travel, a letter from your employer including job, days and hours of work
  • If urgent unplanned work on critical infrastructure, a letter from your employer describing work, timeframe, travel and isolation plan

Resident of another province from outside the Atlantic Bubble working in New Brunswick

  • If daily travel, a letter from the employer including job, days and hours of work
  • If contract, documentation showing that you are part of a WorkSafeNB Travel Plan and/or Isolation Plan (if applicable)
  • If urgent unplanned work on critical infrastructure, a letter from employer describing work, timeframe, travel and isolation plan

Child custody arrangements

  • A copy of your Custody Agreement; or
  • A letter signed by both parents highlighting the agreement

Moving to New Brunswick

Documentation such as a mortgage, lease or rent agreement, property tax form, or posting message if applicable.

Medical

Note from a medical practitioner.

Post secondary school pick up or drop off

  • Proof of enrolment at school; or
  • A rent or lease agreement

Funeral

Must be an immediate family member attending the funeral or burial service for your parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling or significant other. You will require:

  • An obituary or funeral announcement; or
  • A letter from a funeral home confirming the date of service and your relationship to the deceased

Compassionate travel

Compassionate travel from outside Atlantic Canada requires prior authorization. Click here to learn more about compassionate travel and how to apply for authorization.

Returning home to New Brunswick

Proof of residence in New Brunswick such as a mortgage, rent, lease agreement, property tax document, or your health card.

Other

If your request does not fall into one of the above categories, please provide a reason and any documents that support your request.

Canadian residents from outside Atlantic Canada visiting property they own in New Brunswick should register as “Other” and indicate that they are a “Canadian resident from outside Atlantic Canada owning property in New Brunswick. Required to self-isolate for 14 days.”

Canadian residents from outside Atlantic Canada visiting immediate family members in New Brunswick should register as “Other” and indicate that they are a “Canadian resident from outside Atlantic Canada visiting immediate family in New Brunswick. Required to self-isolate for 14 days.”

Click here for a complete list of documents that can be used at points of entry.

 

Border entry points

•  Bayfield (Confederation Bridge)

•  Campbellton

•  Lac-Baker

•  Edmundston (Saint-Jacques)

•  Matapedia (Flatlands)

•  Aulac

•  Baie Verte (Tidnish)

•  Saint John (Ferry)

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USA/International travellers

Travellers arriving from the United States – For entry into Canada and Canada-U.S. border restrictions, visit the Government of Canada page here and the Canada Border Services Agency page here or call 1-800-461-9999.

Travellers arriving from a country other than the United States – You must enter through the Canada Border Services Agency. Click here for more information or call 1-800-461-9999.

Anyone granted entry into Canada is permitted to enter New Brunswick. You will be required to self-isolate for 14 days under the federal Quarantine Act unless exempt, and upon entering New Brunswick, must follow the guidance of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

International travellers approved by the Canadian Border Services Agency are not required to complete a provincial traveller registration provided that they are starting their self-isolation in New Brunswick. If an international traveller’s flight to New Brunswick has a connection or layover in another province, they are permitted to start their self isolation once in New Brunswick. However, if they remain in that location for any longer, they must self isolate in that province for 14 days prior to continuing to New Brunswick. If this situation includes travel from a non-Atlantic province then they must complete a provincial traveller registration and then must self isolate again in NB for 14 days.

 

Student travellers

International Students

Students coming to New Brunswick from outside Canada must follow any directives from the Government of Canada including orders under the federal Quarantine Act and, upon entering New Brunswick, follow the guidance of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Students coming to New Brunswick from outside Canada who must make a connection or layover in another province may undertake their federal self-isolation once in New Brunswick. International students spending time in another province for any other reason must complete their 14 days of isolation in that province before entering New Brunswick and will be directed to self-isolate for a further 14 days if arriving from any province outside of Atlantic Canada. International students are not required to fill out a Travel Registration to enter the province for studies.

Travellers arriving from the United States – For entry into Canada and Canada-U.S. border restrictions, visit the Government of Canada page here and the Canada Border Services Agency page here or call 1-800-461-9999.

Travellers arriving from a country other than the United States – You must enter through the Canada Border Services Agency. Click here for more information or call 1-800-461-9999.
 

Canadian students moving to New Brunswick

Students moving to New Brunswick from Canadian provinces or territories outside of Atlantic Canada must follow the guidance of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, including self-isolating for 14 days. These students should select “Moving to NB (Non-NB Resident)” as their Reason for Entry when registering their travel at www.gnb.ca/TravelRegistration
 

Canadian family accompanying students moving into New Brunswick

Family members from Canadian provinces or territories outside of Atlantic Canada who are accompanying students moving to New Brunswick may enter New Brunswick for a period of not more than 24 hours and they are expected to self-isolate while in the province. These travellers should select “Other” as their Reason for Entry when registering their travel at www.gnb.ca/TravelRegistration and indicate in the Detailed Reasons for Entry that they are “Accompanying a student to New Brunswick.”
 

New Brunswickers accompanying students moving outside of New Brunswick

Anyone returning to New Brunswick after accompanying students who have moved outside of the Atlantic Provinces must follow the guidance of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, including self-isolating for 14 days.

Entry into Canada falls under federal jurisdiction and any inquiries should be made to the Government of Canada. Anyone coming to New Brunswick from outside Canada must follow any directives from the Government of Canada including orders under the federal Quarantine Act and, upon entering New Brunswick, follow the guidance of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, including self-isolating for 14 days.

These travellers should select “Other” as their Reason for Entry when registering their travel at www.gnb.ca/TravelRegistration and indicate in the Detailed Reasons for Entry that they are “Accompanying a student moving out of New Brunswick.”

 

Register for travel into New Brunswick

Before you register, please note:

  • Each adult entering the province, including a New Brunswicker returning after travel outside the province, needs to complete their own registration.
  • Persons under the age of 18 travelling with their parent or guardian may be listed on the same registration, when their parent or guardian is the primary applicant.
  • Persons under the age of 18 travelling alone need their own registration.
  • Make sure you have the required documents you will need to register.
  • Anyone entering the province from outside the Atlantic Provinces for approved travel is required to self-isolate for 14 days, unless exempted under New Brunswick’s State of Emergency Order.
  • Commercial vehicle drivers do not need to register through this process. (Commercial vehicles include trucks, tractors or trailers or a combination thereof exceeding a registered gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kg. Commercial vehicles must also have an NSC number or equivalent [i.e. CVOR or DOT number] in its vehicle registration. A bus is not considered a commercial vehicle.)
  • It is recommended that travellers register at least five days before their intended date of arrival in New Brunswick, though turnaround time on their registration may be faster.
  • Obtaining a New Brunswick travel registration is free.

More information on travel to New Brunswick and self-isolation requirements may be found on gnb.ca/coronavirus.

 

 

* If you are a New Brunswicker returning to New Brunswick from another Atlantic province, under Reason for Entry select Atlantic Bubble – single use. Do NOT pick NB Resident Returning.

 

Register Now

You can register online, or by calling toll free 1-833-948-2800
(Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Atlantic)


 

 

If your registration is denied

If your registration is denied and you wish to have your file reviewed, you may reach out by email at TravelRegistration.EnregistrementVoyage@gnb.ca or call 1-833-948-2800 (Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Atlantic).

 

Privacy notice

Personal information provided to the Department of Public Safety for the New Brunswick Travel Registration Program is collected under the authority of the Renewed and Revised Mandatory Order COVID-19 issued under the State of Emergency Declaration and the Emergency Measures Act (R.S.N.B. 2011, c.147) and will be used to determine eligibility for entry into the province of New Brunswick as well as any conditions for entry.

Collected personal information will only be used by authorized government staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected. 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, Lisa Munn at: NBTRPrivacy.EVNBConfidentialite@gnb.ca or 1-833-948-2800 (Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Atlantic)