Nunavut suspends travel bubble with NWT again

Masks will be mandatory for all travellers and employees entering NWT airports. (Yellowknife Airport photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Due to the recent community outbreak of COVID-19  in the territory, travel between Nunavut and the NWT has been suspended.

This is according to a press release by Nunavut’s deputy chief public health officer, Dr. Anne Huang.

“We will close our side of the Common Travel Area with the territory beginning today,” reads the release.

The travel bubble allowed Nunavut residents and other travellers a safe zone between territories, where residents didn’t have to isolate themselves upon their return.

Now all travellers who are not fully vaccinated will be required to isolate for 14 days in Yellowknife before travelling home.

Some exceptions to the rule include travellers with a same-ticket layover, vaccinated residents with dependents (12-years old and younger), workers with an authorized letter or those granted compassionate leave.

Residents can find the exemption application here.

The NWT currently has 31 active cases of COVID-19.

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