Nunavut government launches travel helpline

Toll-free number available for COVID-19-related travel questions

The Nunavut government’s new travel helpline is designed to help residents understand changing travel requirements during the pandemic. (Photo by Mélanie Ritchot)

By Madalyn Howitt

The Government of Nunavut has launched a new helpline for travellers seeking information about travel rules during the pandemic.

“The COVID toll-free travel line was implemented to address Nunavummiut’s questions on the ongoing changes to travel requirements, both on a federal and territorial level,” said Angela Petru, director of communications for the Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs.

The hotline can be reached by calling 1-833-524-0735 and can be accessed Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Staff are available to provide service in Inuktitut, English, Inuinnaqtun and French, Petru said in a news release Thursday.

“Travelling safely during the pandemic can be complicated,” she said in the release. “There are federal travel rules, proof of vaccination, rapid tests and public health measures to consider.”

The helpline is designed to help travellers properly prepare for any trips they must take inside or outside the territory, she said.

Petru added that the GN will assess the need for the travel line on an ongoing basis.

The launch of the helpline comes after travel rules in Nunavut eased on Monday, with travel restrictions ending in most communities.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Kugluktukmiutaq on

    The ProtectNWT one is very helpful as they noticed a section was incomplete which would have meant I would be considered not fully vaccinated (have booster as well thanks to Health Centre Staff) but they called me to rectify form.

  2. Posted by Know on

    The public housing system is up word

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