Discover Halifax is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and continues to update this page regularly.
Discover Halifax is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to offering our visitors, members, and community up-to-date information to help keep you healthy and informed.
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» Find up-to-date COVID-19 testing data for Nova Scotia here.
Travel guidance and restrictions, including the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in Form (self-declaration) and process for entering Nova Scotia. Learn more.
If you are entering Nova Scotia from other destinations, including all other provinces in Canada, must self-isolate for a period of 14 days. If you are staying with friends and family, members of the household in which you are staying must also self-isolate for 14-days from the day that you begin your stay with them.
Learn more: how to self-isolate
You can find more information on the rules and complete the province’s travel declaration form on the Province’s website.
The Atlantic travel bubble is currently suspended. All four provinces are cautioning against non-essential travel. Those who choose to travel to Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador for non-essential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days.
Canadians who choose to travel should check the latest health notices to understand the risk associated with your destination.
The most up-to-date travel information can be found directly via the following links:
Information for travellers departing Canada and travellers entering Canada.
Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19. The list of possible symptoms now include:
• fever (chills, sweats) OR cough (new or worsening)
OR do you have two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
• sore throat
• runny nose
• shortness of breath
Some people who have COVID-19 have little to no symptoms, or think they have a cold or flu. For people with severe cases, the infection could require hospitalization, or lead to death.
For more information, check out the Daily Checklist provided by the Province of Nova Scotia.
What to do if you’re feeling unwell
If you develop symptoms, or think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, call 811 for assessment by a nurse, or complete the online assessment form. You may be referred to a COVID-19 assessment centre if there is a need for an in-person assessment. Please do not go to a COVID-19 assessment centre without a referral from 811.
If language is a barrier, please consult with your tour operator or accommodation providers, as they may be able to contact a health-care professional on your behalf.
If you are feeling unwell, the most important thing to do is self-isolate from the public for a period of 14 days.
Wearing a non-medical mask is required in most indoor public spaces in Nova Scotia.
Local businesses and event venues are taking preventative measures and enhancing health protocols to protect our community and visitors.
If there is a local establishment you plan to visit, please call ahead. Follow health protocols such as wearing a mask, physical distancing, and washing your hands frequently.
You can also visit the province’s website for a complete list of what’s open and current restrictions in Nova Scotia.
Effective November 23, 2020, the Province of Nova Scotia adjusted gathering limits. Please refer to the provincial guidelines.