Premier Dennis King Rearranges Dates For Reopening Plan In P.E.I.

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At the end of May, the local government stated that a five-stage reopening plan will be flexible and that dates could be modified in the future. At a briefing on Tuesday, Premier Dennis King said that some changes will be implemented.

Atlantic Canadians who have received at least one dose of vaccine will be able to visit P.E.I. from June 23 onwards. On June 27, the province will be opened for all travellers. Still, these travellers will need to apply for a P.E.I. Pass, which they may get with proof of residency and first vaccination dose.

Those who are fully vaccinated will be exempt from self-isolation. Those who have received one dose will have a modified self-isolation plan.

King stated that, in hope that it will create a marketing campaign to attract residents of the islands, the Magdalen Islands will be opened on June 27.

King stated that 71 percent of eligible Islanders are vaccinated with at least one dose and that more effort is needed to reach a target of 80 percent before opening to Atlantic Canada.

He added:

“Vaccines are key to our reopening plan as we need to ensure that Islanders are protected. Things are moving in the right direction and that gives us confidence.”

King also stated that he talked with other premiers in Atlantic Canada in order to find an agreement on a common date for reopening borders. He said that talks were not a success for now.

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