Charlottetown, PE (June 16, 2021) – The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce was encouraged by the Government of PEI’s decision to accelerate the Moving Forward re-opening plan, which allows visitors from across Canada to travel to PEI sooner than originally planned.

“Our members are encouraged by the plan’s acceleration and look forward to welcoming visitors from across Canada starting July 28 compared to September, as originally planned,” said Chamber Interim-CEO Nicole Bellefleur. “Island businesses have worked hard to adhere to all public health guidelines throughout the pandemic, and this announcement allows for more optimism over the summer, especially for our tourism operators.”

In a recent letter sent to Premier King, the Chamber asked that his government review and adjust the timelines outlined in the Moving Forward plan, in order to better align PEI with our Atlantic province counterparts. This acceleration makes PEI more competitive regionally.

Additionally, the introduction of a PEI Pass to expedite travel to the Island was welcomed by Chamber members, as it takes away confusion regarding the proof of vaccinations required when entering and exiting the province.

“As vaccination rates continue to climb across the province and country, Islanders are becoming eager to see the finish line of the pandemic,” said Bellefleur. “The Chamber continues to encourage everyone who has yet to do so to get vaccinated so we can reach the targets in place.”

To view details on the accelerated Moving Forward plan, click here.



The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce connects business and community and is PEI’s largest business advocacy organization with more than 1,000 members. For more information on the Chamber visit


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