Helpful tips

The travel experience has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and a few helpful tips can go a long way to help you be prepared to fly. Keep these key reminders top of mind the next time you move through YWG and you will be ready to easily navigate changes at the airport.


Arrive early

Airlines may ask additional questions as part of check-in and/or boarding. Be sure to arrive with plenty of time prior to your scheduled departure. 

Bring a mask

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.

Be Aware of Entry Requirements

If you plan to travel outside of the province or country, additional documentation may be required to enter your destination. It is recommended you check with your airline to be sure you understand all requirements for your itinerary. There are also requirements and restrictions in place in Manitoba and at the Canadian border, which may impact your return.

Check What's Open

A number of restaurants and establishments are currently closed or are operating with reduced hours. Check out our At YWG section to succesfully plan for your time at the airport and avoid any surprises. Remember to check back often as hours of operation are frequently being updated.

Travel Advice

Stay informed about the latest travel advice and protocols by visiting our Travel Updates section. This includes testing protocols and helpful resources for up-to-the-minute information about domestic and international travel.

Hand Sanitizer Stations

Hand Sanitizer stations are located throughout the terminal for encouraged traveller use at each stage of the travelling experience.

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