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 public areas of the terminal. Visit our blog for more information: Face coverings are now a must in all public areas at YWG.

All travellers are required to wear a face covering while flying as mandated by Transport Canada. Those who don't have a face covering will not be allowed to board their flight. Airlines are carrying out health checks for all travellers.

Increased screening measures are in place at 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 as part of the Province of Manitoba's Restoring Safe Services Plan.

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

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

If you plan on travelling to Nova Scotia, fill out the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in form online prior to arriving. 

Our Community
The Province of Manitoba is using its colour-coded Pandemic Response System to provide detailed public health advice and implement restrictions targeting specific regions or communities. For more information about current response levels, visit the Province of Manitoba’s website.

Travel to northern Manitoba and remote communities is restricted. Anyone who needs to travel to the region must respect restrictions put in place by local communities and First Nations. Check with the community you plan on visiting, or your airline, to ensure you are aware of any restrictions before you travel.

At this time, non-essential travel is discouraged by the Province of Manitoba. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, Manitoba’s chief public health officer is reminding everyone to focus on the fundamentals by staying home if they’re sick, washing or sanitizing their hands frequently, practicing physical distancing and wearing a mask. 

Transborder/ International Travel
The CANADA-U.S. Border non-essential travel restriction has been extended to November 21. Exemptions are in place for extended family members and those wishing to enter Canada for compassionate reasons.

YWG is servicing flights to and from the U.S. to support essential travel only at this time, such as those working in critical industries or returning to the country.

All international travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days in accordance with the Quarantine Act.

The Government of Canada is advising Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice. For more information, visit the Government of Canada: Travel Restrictions, exemptions and advice.