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COVID-19 news today: Premiers announce regional travel to resume in much of Atlantic Canada June 23

Nova Scotia’s new premier, Iain Rankin, departs from his first COVID-19 news conference, in Halifax, Feb. 24, 2021.

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Three out of four Atlantic provinces announced this morning they will lift border restrictions and open to travel from across the region beginning next week.

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador say the June 23 reopening is possible because of steadily declining COVID-19 rates across the region, and New Brunswick is expected to announce its position later today.

The move means travellers won’t have to isolate for 14 days upon entering each province.

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Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin says his province is also currently on track to open to the rest of the country no later than July 14.

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