New Brunswick moves ahead with decision to twin with Quebec border communities – pre-travel registration will be mandatory

New Brunswick – New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs announced Thursday, July 30 residents in Avignon Municipal Regional County, Listuguj First Nation, and the Témiscouata Municipal Regional County, Quebec communities which run parallel to the New Brunswick northern border, will be allowed to enter the province for day trips beginning Saturday, Aug. 1 – but pre-registration for these trips will be mandatory.

Residents of these communities who enter into New Brunswick for same-day travel only with no overnight stays will not be required to self-isolate upon entering the province. As indicated above, pre-registration for these trips is mandatory. Registration cannot be done at the border and travellers who have not pre-registered will be turned away. This is necessary to keep traffic flowing.

New Brunswick residents who travel into, but not beyond Avignon Municipal Regional County, Listuguj First Nation and Témiscouata Municipal Regional County as part of same-day travel with no overnight stays will not need to self-isolate when they return to New Brunswick.

People entering from those communities must:

  • pre-register through;
  • prove residency in an Atlantic Province, Avignon Municipal Regional County, Listuguj First Nation or Témiscouata Municipal Regional County;
  • attest that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms; and
  • attest they have not travelled outside their communities, except into an Atlantic province, over the previous 14 days.

New Brunswickers opting to make day trips to these communities must also pre-register.

More information on the regulations and required documentation on the province’s Travel Information page.

Public Health reports no new cases of COVID-19 today. The number of confirmed cases in the province is 170, with 166 recovered. There have been two deaths, and there are two active cases. As of today, Thursday, July 30, 52,153 tests have been conducted.

The state of emergency will be extended and the mandatory order will be revised July 31 to allow for the twinning with the Quebec border communities.