Prince Edward Island to reopen boundaries to the rest of Canada on July 18

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CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island will reopen its boundaries to travellers from outside the Atlantic region three weeks earlier than planned because of low case numbers and rising vaccination rates.

Premier Dennis King said today fully vaccinated Canadians who have registered with the province and obtained a PEI Pass will be able to visit the Island starting July 18 without the need to isolate.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison says Canadian travellers outside the Atlantic region can visit the province "a full three weeks" earlier than scheduled.

She adds that effective immediately, masks are no longer required at indoor events such as church services or seated concerts as long as six feet of physical distancing can be maintained.

She says dancing is also permitted starting today at weddings.

Morrison is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today, involving a person in their 50s who had travelled outside the Atlantic region.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 29, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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