Government of Nunavut launches travel helpline

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

The Government of Nunavut’s new Travel Helpline is designed to help residents understand changing travel requirements during the pandemic. (Photo by Melanie Ritchot)

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

“The COVID Toll-Free Travel Line has been set up to answer questions from Nunavummiut about ongoing changes to travel requirements, both federally and territorially,” said Angela Petru, director of communications for the Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs.

The helpline can be reached by dialing 1-833-524-0735 and is available Monday through Friday from 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.

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

The helpline is designed to help travelers be well prepared for any trip they need to take in or out of the territory, she said.

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

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

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