Travellers required to be fully vaccinated flying out of YWG starting October 30

October 29, 2021

Categories: At YWG, Travel Well YWG

The Departures Level with travellers moving through the terminal in the background and a vaccination logo in front.

Travellers aged 12 and older planning to fly out of Winnipeg Richardson International Airport must be able to provide proof of vaccination documentation for travel starting on October 30 as mandated by the Government of Canada.


The federal government announced earlier this month that all air travellers departing Canadian airports must be fully vaccinated effective October 30.

Essential information for travellers

  • The proof of vaccination document for travel must include the following information:
    • your name
    • the name of the government/non-government entity (ex. health authority)
    • the brand of the vaccines you received
    • the dates you received them
  • The Government of Manitoba made available the pan-Canadian Proof of Vaccination Credential on their website this week. Those who are already fully vaccinated can easily log into their account and request the pan-Canadian Proof of Vaccination Credential before they travel by visiting The process is quick to complete, approximately 15 minutes. You can either view the PDF version of your pan-Canadian PVC to print a physical copy or request it to be emailed to you to have an electronic copy on your personal device.
  • Another available option is to obtain a proof of vaccination record from a Manitoba public health authority, ensuring it contains all the required information outlined above.
  • The Government of Canada is also implementing a transition period to allow passengers who do not have proper proof of vaccination to be able to provide a valid COVID-19 molecular test result instead until November 29. For more information, visit the Government of Canada’s website.
  • Travellers should arrive at the airport with a printed or electronic version of their proper proof of vaccination, or valid COVID-19 molecular test result, to ensure they are able to provide it upon request.
  • Passengers must declare at check-in that they have the proof of vaccination for travel, or a valid COVID-19 molecular test result.
  • At this time, it is indicated that airline partners and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority will be conducting randomized checks inside the airport to ensure travellers can present the proper documentation.

Additional helpful details

The Manitoba immunization card app is expected to have the pan-Canadian PVC available in November to help people toggle back and forth between the two types of vaccination proof. The Manitoba Immunization Card or QR code that many community members currently have is still suggested to be used to access services within the province but the pan-Canadian PVC is to be used for domestic and international travel. 

As rules, requirements and protocols may change, we recommend you continue to review the latest travel updates, including up to 72 hours before your flight and contact your airline to ensure you have the proper documentation for your trip. Winnipeg Airports Authority continues to work closely with government and industry partners to help provide travellers with the latest information to know what to expect the next time they visit the airport. 

For additional information, please visit the Government of Canada’s website.

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