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Travel and self-isolation

Travellers must follow federal and provincial directives.

Effective Sept. 22, if you are travelling from outside of New Brunswick, you are required to pre-register your travel through the New Brunswick Travel Registration Program. This includes New Brunswickers returning to the province.

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to self-isolate. Vaccinated individuals will register one time and receive a multi-use pass for travel into New Brunswick.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, you must self-isolate for 14 days or until you receive a negative COVID-19 result from a PCR test taken on Day 10 or later. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to register for each trip into the province.

Travel notices

Refer to the Government of Canada Travel and Tourism for the most up-to-date travel restrictions, exemptions and advice.

Preparing for travel

COVID vaccinations are highly recommended to keep you and our community safe. Unvaccinated individuals carry a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing more severe symptoms than those who are vaccinated.

  • Your COVID vaccination status may affect your travel restrictions. New Brunswick Public Health strongly recommends travellers receive vaccinations prior to travel for your own health and safety.
  • New Brunswick Public Health recommends that you bring a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record with you to UNB. In the event of exposure or an outbreak, New Brunswick Public Health may request proof of vaccination to determine specific health directives for you, such as self-isolation requirements.

International travellers

Anyone coming to New Brunswick from outside Canada must follow all directives from the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick. Learn more about international travel to New Brunswick and studying at UNB.

Entry into Canada falls under federal jurisdiction and any inquiries should be made to the Government of Canada. See Canada Border Services Agency or call 1-800-461-9999 for more information.


Self-isolation information

Travellers will be required to self-isolate based on your vaccination status.

Self-isolation is an important requirement in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Self-isolation means to stay at home, monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days, avoid physical contact with others and follow local public health authority advice.

  • Travellers arriving in New Brunswick from outside of Canada are required to self-isolate independently in single accommodations as mandated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • During your approved self-isolation period you may be contacted daily using a combination of phone or electronic messages to assess your wellbeing and if you have developed any COVID-19 symptoms. It is very important that you respond to these phone calls or email.

A well-designed self-isolation plan will ensure your isolation period is as comfortable and hassle free as possible.

A self-isolation plan should include the following details:

  • The dates you will be self-isolating.
  • The address where you will be isolating.
  • How you plan to travel safely to your new home in New Brunswick.
  • How you will order and receive food and supplies while you are in isolation.
  • Include an active contact phone number during your isolation period so health authorities may reach you if required.
  • Complete the UNB arrival registration form and ensure UNB has your arrival dates, isolation address and valid contact information to provide you with updated information and support.

If you have any questions, contact for further guidance.