Travel updates

Travel protocols, restrictions and exemptions continue to evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note, the details below are subject to change.

Important resources

For the latest information, we recommend you continue to review travel protocols available at the government resources outlined below to help you 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.

Travel restrictions and advisories

The Province of Manitoba is using its colour-coded Pandemic Response System to provide detailed public health advice as well as to implement protocols and restrictions. More information on current public health orders can be found on the Province of Manitoba’s website.

For international travel, it is critical to be aware of the additional measures and restrictions in place at the Canadian border. Please visit the Government of Canada’s website for details on the current requirements to enter the country and to review advisories based on your destination.

Self-isolation & quarantine protocols

Domestic Travel

Domestic travellers arriving in Manitoba are not required to self-isolate, regardless of vaccination status.

If you are planning to travel domestically, it's important to know the restrictions in place for the destination you are arriving at and returning to, which vary based on the region of the country. For a full list of protocols travellers need to follow for all provinces and territories, visit the Government of Canada’s website.

International Travel

All international travellers arriving in Manitoba must follow the federal requirements outlined under the Quarantine Act.

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.

All international travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, are required to submit their information on the Government of Canada’s website or the ArriveCAN app within 72 hours before their arrival to Canada. They must also follow any additional public health measures implemented by the Province of Manitoba or local government.

Requirements and documentation

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.

Airlines are carrying out enhanced safety screenings and health checks to ensure all travellers are deemed safe to fly. Increased screening measures are in place at all security checkpoints to identify traveller journeys and ask additional health questions.

Please reach out to your airline before you travel to ensure you meet the requirements and have all of the necessary documentation for your travel itinerary. More details can be found under the COVID-19 testing and vaccines section below.

COVID-19 testing and vaccinations

Flying to YWG

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 Dynacare.ca.

For Outbound Travel

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 ywgtravel@cardiai.com.

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