PEI Pass application process updated - Blog - CFCY
June 21, 2021 | by: jolene

PEI Pass application process updated

Islanders now have more flexibility when completing the PEI Pass application.

Effective immediately, PEI residents who have been vaccinated in Prince Edward Island now has the option to authorize public health officials to verify their proof of vaccination when completing the form. Applicants who prefer to upload their own vaccination record themselves, may continue to do so.

Islanders who received their COVID-19 vaccine outside of PEI will still be required to include a copy of their vaccine record from the province or territory where they were vaccinated when submitting their PEI Pass application.

Island residents will no longer need to include a copy of government-issued identification as part of the PEI Pass application. Public health officials will ask all travellers at the points of entry to present their identification which matches information found on their PEI Pass.

Anyone who has submitted their PEI Pass request does not need to make a new application. Those applications are currently being reviewed by the Office of Public Safety.

Island truck drivers and rotational workers who have previously registered their vaccine status with the Chief Public Health Office will automatically receive their PEI Pass by email.

There are no changes to the PEI Pass application for Atlantic Canadians, travellers who have been in the region for two consecutive weeks, and Magdalen Island permanent residents. They must continue to submit copies of their government-issued identification as well as their vaccine record when applying for the PEI Pass.

A PEI Pass support team has been established to help Islanders complete their PEI Pass application. They can be reached either by email or by phone at 902-368-5025. Staff will help applicants complete the form and clarify what supporting documents are needed for a successful application. Islanders wishing to complete a paper submission for their PEI Pass can pick up an application form at one of eight Access PEI locations across the province beginning June 22. Completed forms can be dropped off at Access PEI sites and applicants will receive their PEI Pass by email or mail.

Once a PEI Pass application has been reviewed and confirmed to meet all the necessary criteria, the Office of Public Safety will send the personalized pass to the email provided by the applicant.

PEI Pass holders may use their pass multiple times after travel within the Atlantic region and to the Magdalen Islands, and be exempt from self-isolation upon entry to PEI effective June 27 as part of Step 2 of the provincial Moving Forward plan.

Read more about the accelerated Moving Forward plan here.