Full-vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to isolate before entering Nunavut or after arriving in the territory as of June 14, Nunavut’s chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson announced on the morning of June 7.
However, fully-vaccinated parents travelling with children who are not vaccinated still must isolate.
“Current evidence shows that fully vaccinated individuals are less likely to acquire andtransmit the virus, and we are confident that removing the isolation requirements for this group represent a low risk for COVID-19 introduction in Nunavut,” Patterson said. “In order to further mitigate the risks of introduction for the time being, those travelling with non-vaccinated individuals will still be required to isolate prior to entering the territory.”
A full vaccination is in effect two weeks after receiving a second dose of the vaccine.
Other public health measures are still applicable to fully-vaccinated individuals.
“Nunavummiut have worked hard following all the public health measures, and the COVID vaccines have added enough protection to allow us to take this step,” said Premier Joe Savikataaq. “I’m very happy that we are able to move into this next phase of living with COVID, and I encourage all eligible Nunavummiut to get their vaccine if they haven’t
Fully-vaccinated travellers, including those currently staying at one of Nunavut’s southern isolation hubs, can apply for an isolation exemption by submitting a form to firstname.lastname@example.org