Frequently asked questions

To help you stay in the know, we’ve provided helpful resources for several commonly asked questions. Please note, the details below are subject to change as rules and restrictions are continuing to evolve amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important resources

For the latest information, we recommend you continue to review travel protocols available at the government resources outlined below to help you be stay in-the-know leading up to your departure:

If you are travelling to Manitoba from a domestic destination and have only travelled within Canada, please visit the Government of Manitoba’s website to learn more about provincial travel orders.

If you are planning to leave the country, travel internationally or are looking to enter Canada, please review the Government of Canada’s website for federal travel requirements and protocols under the Quarantine Act.

If you are planning to travel to the United States, please visit the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for more information.

Are masks required to be worn inside the airport?

The Province of Manitoba no longer requires the use of masks in public places; however, YWG encourages they continue to be worn in pre-security screening areas of the terminal.

All travellers must wear a mask while going through pre-board security screening checkpoints and while flying as mandated by Transport Canada. Masks are also mandatory in all areas of the terminal after security checkpoints. They may be momentarily removed while immediately eating or drinking and when asked by an airline or airport representative for identification purposes.

Two people use a self-serve kiosk on the Departures Level of the airport to check in for their flight.

What requirements are in place for flying within Canada?

The requirements for travelling within Canada depend on your destination and the protocols in place for those regions. Please visit the Government of Canada’s website to know the rules and restrictions in place for all provinces and territories. It’s important to review the requirements for both ends of your trip, where you are going and returning to, in order to ensure you are aware of your responsibilities.

What requirements are in place for travelling internationally?

All international travellers arriving in Manitoba, either directly or via a connecting domestic flight, must follow the federal requirements outlined under the Quarantine Act. Anyone travelling internationally needs to be aware of the restrictions currently in place at the Canadian border, along with their requirements to enter Canada or any other region, such as testing and vaccination documentation. For all of the latest information on international travel protocols, requirements and exemptions, please visit the Government of Canada’s website. We also encourage travellers to reach out to their airline directly to confirm they have the proper documentation and meet the requirements for their travel itinerary, as well as to review travel advisories and advice for where they plan to go.

How early should I arrive at the airport before my flight?

We recommend you give yourself plenty of time at the airport ahead of your flight to take into account health measures and other factors, such as whether or not you plan to check a bag. To be sure you give yourself enough time, it is best to connect with your airline to review check in times for domestic and international flights and add a window of time in addition to plan for a smooth airport experience.

Do I need to self-isolate or quarantine upon arriving in Manitoba?

Domestic travellers arriving in Manitoba are not required to self-isolate.

Fully vaccinated international travellers who are randomly selected to undergo an arrival test are not required to quarantine while waiting for their test result. Children under the age of 12 who are travelling with fully vaccinated adults do not need to wait 14 days before attending school, camp or daycare. 

Partially or unvaccinated international travellers permitted to enter the country are required to quarantine for 14 days. For more information on testing and quarantine requirements for unvaccinated travellers, please visit the Government of Canada’s website.

What type of COVID-19 test do I need to fly to the U.S.?

As of June 12, a negative COVID-19 test result is no longer required to fly to the U.S. International travellers must still provide proof of vaccination to board a U.S.-bound flight. We recommend travellers contact their airline before their departure date to ensure they meet all the requirements and have the proper documentation for their trip.

Do I need to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival?

Domestic travellers do not require a COVID-19 test result to enter Manitoba. They also do not need to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Fully vaccinated international travellers may be randomly selected to undergo an arrival test. Those chosen do not need to quarantine while waiting for their test result.

Partially or unvaccinated international travellers permitted to enter the country must provide proof of an accepted COVID-19 test result before boarding a flight to Canada. They’ll also be tested upon arrival and will receive a testing kit to use during their mandatory 14-day quarantine.

It’s advised you pre-register for international arrival testing with Dynacare, the test provider at YWG, by visiting

Where can I find information related to approved COVID-19 testing facilities?

For travellers looking to leave Canada and travel internationally, testing requirements and documentation will depend on the country you are travelling to and your specific destination. Please reach out to your airline to confirm the requirements for your itinerary. You can also visit the travel advice and advisories section on the Government of Canada’s website.

If you require a COVID-19 test for travel, a testing facility is available at YWG. The facility, which is being operated by CardiAI, can be found on the far east end of the Departures Level past the airline check-in counters. For more information about available COVID-19 tests, booking an appointment and rates, please visit CardiAI’s website. You can also call their customer service line at 1-800-403-8122 or email

Where can I fly direct out of YWG?

To see where you can currently fly to direct out of YWG, please check out our Destinations Map, highlighting which airlines offer service to each location. A friendly reminder to check back often as this map is frequently being updated to highlight new routes.

Can I come into the airport to greet an arriving traveller or send off a departing traveller?

At this time, you are welcome to greet an arriving traveller or send off a departing traveller inside the airport.

What’s open for food and shopping options inside YWG?

Many establishments inside the terminal are continuing to reopen or expand their hours of operations to help provide more options for travellers in sync with increasing passenger volumes. Some establishments are still operating with reduced hours or remain temporarily closed at this time. To plan ahead for your time at the airport, we encourage travellers to review what is open in advance by visiting the At YWG section on our website. Please check back often as we are frequently updating this area to reflect changes as more dining and shopping options continue to reopen inside YWG.


For more information and helpful resources, please visit our travel updates section.

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