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(August 30, 2021)

Residents of P.E.I. and Newfoundland are able to travel to Nova Scotia without any self-isolation requirements or completing the Safe Check-in Form.

Travellers from all other provinces are exempt from self-isolation and testing requirements if you have been fully vaccinated (2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia). If you meet those vaccine requirements, you can come directly to Dorje Denma Ling to attend a program. You do need to complete the Safe Check-in Form (NOTE: select location “The Falls”) and bring proof of vaccines.

As of August 9, 2021, all American citizens and permanent residents who are currently residing in the United States, and who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada, are welcome to come and will not have to self-isolate. To enter Canada you will need to:

  1. Get an app called ArriveCAN. Fill out this form 72 hours before coming. You then receive a specific number which you’ll show from your phone at the airport.  Without this you could get turned away at the border.
  2. Get a PCR covid test within 72 hours of entering Canada and be able to show proof of a negative result. (Must be a PCR test.)
  3. Make sure you have your passport, and if you are a dual citizen, you will need both your U.S. and Canadian Passports.
  4. Bring proof of vaccination status.
  5. Complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in Form (NOTE: select location “The Falls”). (Download, fill it out and can take a picture for your phone. They want your address in NS for quarantine IF necessary, but this will not be necessary with double vaccination and a negative PCR test.)
  6. You will not need to self-isolate or provide further testing results after entry to Canada. Voluntary testing is available.

You could be subject to fines or forced self-isolation if you do not complete all of these steps.

Anyone who is not fully vaccinated is still subject to varying self-isolation and testing procedures. Details at the bottom of this page for Phase 3 of the N.S. Reopening Plan.

On September 7, 2021, provided that the domestic epidemiological situation remains favourable, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders to travellers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada.

If you are coming to Dorje Denma Ling, please review the current Covid-19 health and safety guidelines before coming.

Explore the Magic: Dorje Denma Ling

Dorje Denma Ling is Canada’s only Shambhala International residential program centre. It was founded in 1992 under the auspices of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his son and heir, the Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche.





Help Us Weather the Storm

These are indeed challenging times. Your gifts to Dorje Denma Ling make it possible for us to caretake this place as a resource for all who seek refuge and retreat. No gift is too small.

May we continue to offer that in the years ahead!


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