Boarder Checks Process FAQ

  • Residents are reminded to self-isolate at home and to comply with restrictions imposed under the state of emergency. This means keeping travel to a strict minimum. Enforcement officers are now fining people for violating the mandatory order. Failing to obey the order has serious consequences, with fines ranging from $292.50 to $10,200.
  • Although all playgrounds in the province are closed, some municipal public parks and walking trails remain open as long as physical and social distancing measures are followed. People are reminded to keep at least two metres from others at all times, do not form a crowd, and, if they witness non-compliant gatherings, contact a peace officer by calling 1-844-462-8387 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
  • We are moving from education to enforcement to protect the lives of our residents. Those who are not following provincial orders and those gathering in closed parks will be fined.
  • Residents are reminded to self-isolate at home and to comply with restrictions imposed under the state of emergency. This means keeping travel to a strict minimum.
  • People who have arrived in New Brunswick since the border control points began on March 25 can expect a follow up from law enforcement officials.
  • Out-of-province travelers will be directed to self-isolate.
  • Secondary and tertiary points of entry to the province are being monitored and could be required to close as we work to further reduce unnecessary travel.
  • There have been several reports of non-compliance whether at the borders or in the business community. We thank those who have made every effort to support our collective efforts to reduce community transmission of covid-19 and remind those who have not complied that fines will be applied under the emergency measures act going forward.
  • Motorists, who are leaving and entering the province are required to follow the direction of Law Enforcement Officers by providing their contact information, driver’s licence and reason for travel. Identities of travellers will be verified and contact information will be collected and destinations will be tracked for all travellers, including through-travellers.
  • We are pleased to hear that the screening points are working well, that people are understanding of these measures and that people are appreciative of the work meant to keep everyone healthy and safe.
  • Regardless of where you are we urge you to avoid any non-essential travel.

 

Exemptions

  • As with the Canada-U.S. border, commercial traffic and essential services will be exempt so that services are maintained, and critical supplies continue to move across provincial lines.
  • People exempt from these measures will include front line medical personnel, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, members of the military and others.
  • While other exemptions may be considered, our focus is on eliminating unnecessary travel.
  • Work is underway to staff and patrol the main entry points around-the-clock.