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Nova Scotia Increases Travel Restrictions to Limit Spread of COVID-19

The province is increasing travel restrictions to deal with the recent surge in Nova Scotia COVID-

Premier Iain Rankin (Nova Scotia Government photo)

19 cases.

With 68 active cases, Premier Iain Rankin said the province is concerned about the recent uptick in cases. In response, the province decided to restrict non-essential travel.

As of Thursday morning at 8 a.m., people from outside Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador will not be allowed to enter Nova Scotia unless their travel is essential or they are permanent residents of the province.

Rankin said he’s committed to continue looking out for the public safety and acting when necessary.

The premier also mentioned the situation in Ontario. Rankin said the province will not be reallocating its vaccines but will continue to look other resources to see if Nova Scotia can help in some way.