COVID-19 community update

March 30, 2021

The travel risk associated with COVID-19 continues to be a great concern. We strongly encourage you not to travel outside New Brunswick during the remainder of the winter term including Easter weekend, April 2-5.

If you travel outside the province, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days when you return. Travel within New Brunswick will not require 14 days of self-isolation upon your return.

Atlantic bubble

The Atlantic provinces (NB, NS, PEI, NFLD) have agreed to reopen the Atlantic bubble on April 19, 2021. If you are considering leaving NB and returning once the Atlantic bubble reopens you need to be aware that reinstating the travel bubble is not guaranteed and travel restrictions can change.

Until the bubble opens, all travellers must self-isolate for 14 days when arriving in New Brunswick. As a result, you are required to organize self-isolation accommodations at your own expense as residences are not an option due to limited isolation spaces.

How travel may affect your studies

Travelling outside New Brunswick will affect in-person course work and in-person exam schedules as self-isolation requirements mean you will miss course components not offered remotely.

  • Instructors are not expected to modify in-person course requirements or reschedule in-person examinations for those who have left and returned to NB and are required to self-isolate.
  • UNB Residences close on April 28. All personal belongings must be removed and keys returned by this date.

Travel outside of New Brunswick should only occur in exceptional circumstances and you must have your self-isolation plan approved by UNB in advance of such travel. Learn more about travel and self-isolation.

Stay well and best wishes,

Kathy Wilson
Acting Vice-President Academic (Fredericton)

Petra Hauf
Vice-President Saint John

See past community updates