In the run-up to a call between the Atlantic premieres on Wednesday night, there were conflicting reports as to when an Atlantic travel bubble might reopen and provinces of which might be included

On Wednesday morning, Radio-Canada reported that the 19th April could be a target date for the reopening of the Atlantic travel bubble French-language news service quoted an unnamed source from the New Brunswick government that the province could reopen its borders on that day to at least the other two maritime provinces

The Atlantic Travel Bubble, which lasted from July 2020 through late autumn, eased the obligation for travelers from other provinces to quarantine themselves for 14 days upon arrival in each province P.E.me and Newfoundland and Labrador left the bubble on November 23, while New Brunswick left on Nov. departed 26

But employees from PE.i Prime Minister Dennis King confirmed the date of Jan. April Not Targeted For Atlantic Bubble Reopening A representative told The Guardian that the date among the Atlantic premieres had been discussed but not fully agreed

Representatives of the Prime Minister of Nova Scotia, Iain Rankin, and the Prime Minister of New Brunswick, Blaine Higgs, confirmed the date of Sept. April also not

“Dates are being considered, but this will be discussed first among the Atlantic Prime Ministers and our own COVID Cabinet Committee and decided by the Cabinet,” said an email statement from Nicolle Carlin, communications director for New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs

A representative from the Newfoundland Office and the Prime Minister of Labrador Andrew Furey said the province had no scheduled date for joining a reopened Atlantic bubble

“I am pretty hopeful that we can get there on the schedules they are discussing,” Prime Minister Andrew Furey said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon

“Our case numbers are falling, our positivity rates are slower than in some other provinces in the Atlantic”

The Atlantic Prime Ministers are due to speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday The Atlantic Bubble is expected to play a prominent role in the call

Radio-Canada had reported that New Brunswick officials believed a “sea bubble” might open first, with Newfoundland and Labrador joining at a later date

When asked by a reporter if he thought it realistic that Newfoundland and Labrador could join an Atlantic bubble in April, Furey said, “I do”

All Atlantic provinces have had COVID-19 outbreaks since the start of the year, some of which have been linked to a variant of the virus last week, P.E.I emerged from a modified breaker after an outbreak of cases that started in late February, some of which involved the variant

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Source: https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/local/speculation-april-19-reportedly-target-date-for-reopening-atlantic-bubble-564654/