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Essential Shopping Across Border Permitted

LOCAL NEWS – NOVEMBER 27, 2020: Screening questions asked at the border for tracing purposes

Effective yesterday morning, Thursday November 26, the entry point for the Southern Labrador border is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture officials. The purpose is to monitor traffic at the border. In an email exchange between CFBS and Newfoundland and Labrador's Premier, Andrew Furey's office, it was stated that based on information from Quebec Public Health, the Labrador-Quebec Border Amendments Special Measures Order of June 26, 2020, remains in effect. This Order is online and can be found here. There are no changes at the Labrador West-Quebec border.

CFBS received information from local residents of Blanc-Sablon yesterday afternoon stating that there was no issue in cross border travel for essential services, including essential shopping. Border officials asked drivers a series of questions, such as: if they had recently travelled, if they had symptoms of COVID-19, what the purpose is of wanting to enter Labrador, and also requested to see driver's license as proof of where they are coming from.

Abbygail Wellman

CFBS Journalist

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