2022 TMAC Conference
COVID-19 Information & Protocols 

We can’t wait to welcome you to Yarmouth!

TMAC and your local hosts Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, and southwest Nova Scotia are thrilled to be able to welcome you to our 2022 TMAC Conference and Media Tours. With varying COVID-19 protocols across destinations, please review this important information regarding Nova Scotia’s current guidelines and policies.

Travel from within Canada (domestic)

As of February 14, all border restrictions for domestic travellers to Nova Scotia are lifted. People travelling from other Canadian provinces and territories no longer need to isolate when they arrive in Nova Scotia and no longer need to register or complete a safe-arrival form. Proof of vaccination is required for all domestic flights.

International Travel to Canada

Fully vaccinated international travellers are permitted to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel. Those 12 years of age or older, need to be fully vaccinated in order to board the following:

  • international flights destined to Canada
  • VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains
  • non-essential passenger vessels, such as cruise ships

International travellers must follow federal entry requirements and register through ArriveCan.  For the most recent requirements regarding travel into Canada please visit https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid  or watch this brief video: Before You Travel - YouTube.

While in Nova Scotia, at the Conference and in our Host Community  

To protect yourself and others, Public Health recommends wearing a mask in indoor public places, public transportation and crowded outdoor spaces. While masking is not required in public spaces, it is still strongly encouraged by officials and TMAC as an organization for its delegates. Please note that some individual businesses may require it as it is at their discretion, we encourage delegates to honour their wishes. 

While in attendance, masking (limited supply of disposables will be on hand), maintaining/respecting physical distancing and sanitizing frequently is encouraged. Should you feel unwell, please refrain from attending the schedule of events. If you did not travel with a Rapid Test, we may have a limited supply available upon request. Above all else, we request and expect that you will respect the preferences of fellow delegates, our local community hosts and experience providers who are welcoming us into their communities and places of business.

Should you contract COVID-19 while in Nova Scotia

In the unfortunate event that you test positive for COVID-19 while in Nova Scotia, or at our Conference, you are legally required to self-isolate for 7 days (more information can be found at: https://www.nshealth.ca/i-have-tested-positive).  
Please notify our TMAC CAO, Donna Hatt, immediately up on confirmation, she will be onsite at all times.  
While in attendance, we will support you in modifying your travel plans as required to the best of our abilities. Please note that any additional expenses incurred as a result of contracting COVID-19 while attending the TMAC Conference are the responsibility of the delegate. We highly recommend you travel with adequate travel insurance to cover such incidental costs that may arise should your trip be interrupted. 
Guests are responsible for making their own arrangements and any associated costs. 

Additional Nova Scotia COVID-19 related travel information is available here.