Safe Travel Updates

Safe Travel Updates

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.

Domestic Travel
Self-isolation protocols are determined based on where you are travelling from under Provincial Public Health Orders.

Travellers entering Manitoba from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut or Northwestern Ontario (west of Terrace Bay) do not need to self-isolate if they are asymptomatic and have had no known contact with COVID-19.

Travellers entering Manitoba from anywhere else in Canada must self-isolate for 14 days based on provincial public health orders.

Our Community
At this time, non-essential travel is strongly discouraged by the Province of Manitoba. The Province of Manitoba is using its colour-coded Pandemic Response System to provide detailed public health advice and implement protocols and restrictions. Please visit the Province of Manitoba’s website for more information on current travel advisories and public health orders.

Travel to northern Manitoba and remote communities is restricted. Check with your airline to ensure you are aware of any restrictions before you travel. For additional information, visit the Province of Manitoba’s latest updates for travel restrictions to northern Manitoba. Anyone who needs to travel to the region must respect restrictions put in place by local communities and First Nations.

Transborder/ International Travel
The Government of Canada is advising Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside of the country.

At this time, YWG is servicing flights to and from the U.S. If you plan to travel outside of the country, please contact your airline to ensure you have the proper documentation and meet all requirements to enter your destination.

For those planning to travel to Canada, the Government of Canada has implemented restrictions limiting who can enter the country to prevent non-essential travel.

All international travellers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada. Travellers will not be able to board their flight without this documentation and it requires a specific COVID-19 test to meet the requirement. Visit the link above for specific details. In addition, all international travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days in accordance with the Quarantine Act.

For more information regarding international travel, visit the Government of Canada's website under COVID-19: Travel restrictions, exemptions and advice.

Download the ArriveCAN app to share mandatory travel information and help speed up your arrival process upon entering Canada.