The opening was originally scheduled for 19th April but due to the pandemic and on the advice of Public Health Officials the opening was delayed.
In a statement official have said, “Given the recent rise in cases of COVID-19 in areas of Atlantic Canada and the emergence of more transmissible forms of the virus, the Council of Atlantic Premiers has agreed to shift the reopening of the Atlantic bubble for almost two weeks, to May 3, 2021”.
They further added by saying, “The premiers will meet during the last week of April to review the status of the spread of disease and also decide if a further delay to May 10, 2021 is needed.”
The other reason behind the delay of the opening is to delay the support of regional vaccine rollouts with a focus on local outbreaks by carrying the vaccination programs.
The residents of the Atlantic bubble will be allowed to travel within their area when it reopens, without self-isolating themselves for 14 days. The only reason to delay the reopening is to curb the spread of Covid-19.