Our Passenger Pre-Screening Checklist

It’s an exciting time for Marine Atlantic as travel restrictions ease and many of our passengers are making plans to travel for the first time in a while. That’s why we have a number of safety measures on board so you can book and travel with confidence. Our pre-screening process is one step we’ve taken to ensure smooth sailing when you’re ready to travel again. Use this pre-screening checklist as you make plans for your next Atlantic Canadian adventure.

Step 1: Book Your Ferry Crossing

Now, more than ever, it’s important to book your ferry crossing in advance. For your safety, and to give plenty of room for physical distancing, we’re operating at reduced capacity for the time being, which means fewer passengers per crossing. By booking in advance, you’ll be better able to ensure your spot onboard for your preferred travel day and time. We also offer no-risk booking, waiving all cancellation and amendment fees, so you can travel with peace of mind.

Check out our sailing schedule, choose a time that works for you, and book online. It’s that simple!

Step 2: Fill Out Your Pre-Screening Questionnaire

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Once you book your crossing, we’ll email you a quick questionnaire to fill out 24 hours before your scheduled sailing. This questionnaire consists of four simple self-assessment questions to help determine your ability to travel. It’s easy to fill out and can be submitted online quickly and easily.

If you’re unable to fill out the questionnaire online before you arrive,— we’ll simply run through it with you at the time of check-in before you’re able to board the vessel.

Depending on where you’re travelling from, you may be required to bring additional forms. You can learn more about provincial travel requirements here.



Step 3: Remember Your Mask!

You’re just about ready to set sail with us, there’s only one thing left to remember — your mask! For the safety of our passengers and staff, non-medical face masks must be worn at all times in public areas, including in our terminals, and onboard our vessels. Face coverings or face shields are not alternatives to face masks and will not be acceptable while travelling with us. If you have a medical exemption, you’ll be required to present a valid medical certificate upon arrival.

You can learn more about the most effective face masks to wear from the Government of Canada and more about our crossing procedures by visiting our FAQ.

A Few Final Things to Keep in Mind

If you’ve sailed with us before, you’ll probably notice things are a little different this time around. Learn more about what to expect when travelling and the steps we’re taking to make your journey safe and comfortable.

There’s Smooth Sailing Ahead

With our new pre-screening checklist, we’re confident you’ll enjoy a little extra peace of mind when you set sail on our vessels. And added peace of mind means more time to plan for exploring the beauty of Atlantic Canada. That sounds great to us! Start planning your journey today, and we look forward to seeing you onboard soon.