Vaccines and Travelling with Marine Atlantic

Here’s What You Need to Know

At Marine Atlantic, the health and safety of our customers, employees and vendors is our highest priority. Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to reduce the further spread of COVID-19 and its variants in Canada, including the more infectious Delta variant. Fully vaccinated individuals are less likely to be infected or to transmit infection to others. Marine Atlantic recognizes the importance of vaccination to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 while continuing to provide an essential service to the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

If you are making plans to travel with us, Marine Atlantic operates an essential service with voyages of less than 24 hours. As such, passengers are not required by the Government of Canada mandate to be vaccinated to use the service.

Having said that, we strongly encourage you to consider vaccination before travel as the best protection against the virus. All customers are required to participate in screening activities and follow all procedures in place while on our property to protect health and safety and mitigate against the spread of COVID-19.

Customers are also advised that the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia have entry screening requirements that are independent of Marine Atlantic. Unvaccinated customers will be required to follow any guidelines and restrictions established by each province.

As a federally regulated transportation provider, all Marine Atlantic employees, vendors and suppliers are required to be vaccinated. We are continuing to work with public health officials to provide an environment that protects against the spread of COVID-19. Stay Safe.