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Important Information for anyone moving to Nova Scotia from out of Province

COVID-19 Update: May 21, 2021

Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced Wednesday, May 19, that current public health restrictions will remain in place across Nova Scotia until at least the second week of June. On Friday May 21, Premier Rankin and Dr. Strang announced the government is expanding the criteria for people who are moving to the province. People can apply to move to Nova Scotia with immediate family members who live in the same household if they have:

  • a purchase and sale agreement for a property purchase showing that an offer has been accepted on or before May 1, 2021; or

  • proof of ownership of property in Nova Scotia, and either a purchase and sale agreement for a property or notice of termination of their lease agreement in another province or territory.

People who meet this criteria must apply via the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in and have plan for the required 14-day self-isolation. Due to volume, it will take a week to review applications and only people who plan to arrive before July 1 will be considered at this time. People who plan to come later should wait until about a week before their travel date to apply. People should not start their travel to Nova Scotia without having received approval in advance. They will be denied entry if they do not have approval. The current COVID-19 restrictions to inter-provincial travel and the border are currently in place until the second week of June, with the possibility of being extended. For additional resources and information on COVID-19: Government of Nova Scotia Government of Canada COVID-19 Information Sheet from NS Department of Health If you have questions about how this information may impact your sale, please reach out, we're happy to help!

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