COVID-19 & Boating

 — How Cape Breton boating may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Protection Act Order

See the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act Order for latest revision and detailed information.

No border crossing

Denial of Entry

There are temporary restrictions on all non-essential travel at the Canada-US border. Non-essential travel for tourism, recreation, and entertainment is prohibited. Non-essential travel to the "Atlantic Travel Bubble" from other provinces is likewise restricted.

Atlantic Travel Bubble

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador (Atlantic Canada) have collaborated to form the Atlantic Travel Bubble. Residents are permitted to travel between the provinces without the requirement to self-isolate, as are visitors after self-isolating inside the bubble.


Atlantic Canada requires all persons, including residents, entering the Bubble, with some exceptions, to immediately self-isolate for 14 days.

Physical Distancing

Physical Boating

Access to Fishing Harbours

To protect the health and safety of fish harvesters and harbour workers, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is supportive of Harbour Authorities restricting harbour access to authorized users only. Harbour Authorities have full authority to restrict access to Small Craft Harbour facilities, and to apply other safety measures and procedures in alignment with advice and guidance from all levels of government.

Updated: 2020-07-11