Inside the Airport
All travellers, visitors and employees must wear a face covering or non-medical mask at all times inside the airport. Face coverings must be worn properly to cover one's nose and mouth in all areas of the terminal.
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 also carrying out enhanced safety screenings and health checks for all travellers.
Increased screening measures are in place at all security checkpoints to identify traveller journeys, review self-isolation protocols and ask additional health questions. Temperature screenings are also being carried out by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority at all security checkpoints inside Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. This is a requirement from Transport Canada and is part of a phased approach to implement temperature screenings at Canadian airports.
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’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.
All 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 two weeks 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. To learn more about current travel protocols, including exemptions, please visit the Province of Manitoba’s website.
International flights, including from the U.S., currently can not land at YWG as mandated by the Government of Canada. These flights are instead being consolidated to Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, Vancouver International Airport and Montreal-Trudeau International Airport. The Government of Canada strongly advises against non-essential travel outside of the country. Those who need to travel from an international origin are subject to federal requirements under the Quarantine Act.
To ensure you have the proper documentation and meet all requirements to enter the destination you are flying to, please contact your airline.