Nunavut has suspended its travel bubble with the Northwest Territories as Yellowknife deals with a COVID-19 outbreak.
“Following the new announcements on the COVID-19 situation in Yellowknife, beginning today, we will be closing our side of the Common Travel Area with the NWT,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, in a press release.
Anyone who traveled from Yellowknife to Nunavut on or after April 28, must self-isolate for 14 days.
However, travellers with a same-ticket layover through Yellowknife, essential workers with an authorized travel letter, medical travellers, or those granted compassionate exemption, will not need to self-isolate.
The suspension comes as Nunavut faces its own outbreak.
Iqaluit city council declared a state of emergency on Monday as the community deals with 81 active cases.