Travel protocols, restrictions and exemptions continue to evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the helpful information and resources below to stay informed. As rules and requirements may change, we recommend you continue to review travel protocols as your trip approaches, including up to 72 hours before your flight to stay in-the-know.
Travel restrictions and advisories
The Province of Manitoba is using its colour-coded Pandemic Response System to provide detailed public health advice and implement protocols and restrictions. More information on current travel advisories and public health orders can be found on the Province of Manitoba’s website.
Travel to and from northern Manitoba as well as remote communities is restricted. Some exemptions are in effect for select circumstances. Full details can be found in the Province of Manitoba's latest Public Health Orders. Check with your airline to ensure you are aware of any restrictions before you travel. Anyone who needs to travel to the region must respect restrictions put in place by local communities and First Nations.
For international travel, the Government of Canada continues to advise against non-essential travel outside of the country. It's critical to be aware of the restrictions in place at the Canadian border to know if you will be permitted to enter the country. Please visit the Government of Canada's website to find out if you can enter Canada, as well as the requirements in place for returning to the country.
Self-isolation & quarantine protocols
Domestic travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arriving in Manitoba as per provincial public health orders. Fully vaccinated domestic travellers entering Manitoba from anywhere in Canada are exempt and no longer have to self-isolate, provided at least 14 days have passed since their final COVID-19 vaccination. Children under the age of 12 do not need to self-isolate if all the individuals they are travelling with are fully vaccinated. For more information on travel protocols and self-isolation exemptions, please visit the Province of Manitoba’s website or call the Manitoba Government Inquiry line for non-health-related questions. This exemption is specific for domestic travel and all international travellers must continue to follow the requirements outlined under the Quarantine Act.
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.
Fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Manitoba direct from the U.S. or via a connecting domestic flight from an international origin may be exempt from federal quarantine requirements. To learn more about quarantine requirements and exemptions, please visit the Government of Canada's website.
Requirements and documentation
You must wear a face covering or non-medical mask at all times inside the airport. Face coverings are mandatory inside the airport and must be worn properly at all times to cover one's nose and mouth. All travellers are required to wear a face covering while flying as mandated by Transport Canada. Those who are not wearing a mask will not be allowed to move through the airport or board their flight.
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, review self-isolation protocols 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.
All international travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, are required to submit their information on the Government of Canada’s website or ArriveCAN app within 72 hours before their arrival to Canada.
COVID-19 testing and vaccinations
Domestic travellers arriving at YWG who are not exempt from self-isolation protocols are advised by the Province of Manitoba to get two COVID-19 tests - one on the day of arrival and another on the 10th day after arriving. For more information about different types of testing sites and locations, visit the Government of Manitoba’s website.
All international travellers, regardless of vaccination status, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to Canada. International travellers who are fully vaccinated do not need to undergo further testing upon enter the country unless they’re randomly selected. Mandatory arrival and quarantine testing remains in place for unvaccinated travellers. To learn more about accepted COVID-19 tests and international traveller responsibilities, please visit the Government of Canada's website.
Some exemptions related to self-isolation and quarantine travel protocols are in place for fully vaccinated travellers. Please review the Self-isolation protocols section above for more information.