Nova Scotia travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Nova Scotia with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Nova Scotia with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Nova Scotia - quick facts
Flight time 7 hours
Time difference UK -4 hours
Language(s) English, French
Currency Canadian Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Nova Scotia weather

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Nova Scotia travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Nova Scotia from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Nova Scotia.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Nova Scotia travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Nova Scotia with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Nova Scotia, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Nova Scotia covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Nova Scotia with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Nova Scotia FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Nova Scotia including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Canada?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Canada. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Nova Scotia from the UK?

The flight time to Nova Scotia from the UK is typically 7 hours.

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What is the time difference between Nova Scotia and the UK?

The time difference between Nova Scotia and the UK is UK time-4 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Nova Scotia?

The main languages spoken in Nova Scotia are English and French.

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What is the currency in Nova Scotia?

The currency in Nova Scotia is the Canadian Dollar (CAD).

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Which plugs are used in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Nova Scotia?

They drive on the right side of the road in Nova Scotia.

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Do you need a visa for Nova Scotia?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Nova Scotia.

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