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Edmonton International Airport always puts the health and safety of our passengers and Canadians first.

The Government of Canada has consolidated all international and United States flights at the following four airports in Canada: Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. As the fifth-busiest airport, EIA will continue to work closely with government partners, the airlines and others to manage the impacts of this and focus on its future recovery in safer times.

EIA is an essential service and it’s critical for this region and all northern Alberta that it remains open. International cargo flights can still land at the airport to help maintain supply chains and important global connections.

If you need to travel, EIA remains open for domestic flights. We are committed to doing our part to help the safety of all Canadians. For more information please visit the Government of Canada online.

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19

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COVID-19 testing for passengers 

Edmonton International Airport, in partnership with Numi Health, now offers rapid COVID-19 screening for passengers who may require a negative COVID-19 screening result in order to travel to a specific destination.  

There are two kinds of tests available 

  • Rapid screening conducted by an antigen test with results provided within 30 minutes  
  • A PCR test with the sample taken at EIA, sent to a medical laboratory with results emailed within 24 hours 

Passengers are responsible for knowing which kind of test they may require and should consult their airline in advance or research their destination. Additional information is also available on the Government of Canada website. 

How to get a test

  1. Book your appointment online at the Numi Health website. 
  2. Arrive early enough at the airport to account for this screening test 
  3. Go to the screening location, between Doors 26-27 on the Departures Level of the terminal 
  4. Register with Numi Health and have the screening test done. 
  5. If you are booking an antigen test, please wait for your results documentation before leaving the immediate area. If you are having a PCR test, results will be sent to you via email at a later point. 

Results 

Results of the antigen rapid screening test are shared only with the person being tested. If you have a positive result from the antigen rapid screening test, please leave the terminal building, return home and contact Alberta Health Services to determine your next step.  

Learn more 

We are pleased to offer COVID-19 testing with Numi Health on-site at EIA. Please visit the Numi Health website to book your appointment.  

The Alberta International Border Testing program for arriving passengers is currently on hold until flights outside of Canada resume at EIA. If you need a COVID-19 test for essential travel outside of Canada, please contact Dynalife for a private test. For additional information on travel restrictions within Canada and international, see the Canadian Travel & Tourism Roundtable interactive map. 

A rapid test program with Edmonton company GLC-Medical is still planned for a future date.

EIA has been accredited by Airports Council International under its rigorous Airport Health Accreditation Programme. The accreditation means EIA is meeting high standards on how it has responded to COVID-19 and passenger safety concerns.  

The ACI accreditation was created to help passengers, airlines and governments understand that individual airports have adopted best practices and are meeting industry-wide guidelines for safe reopening and operationsThe program evaluates cleaning and disinfection standards, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.  

All passenger areas and processes are considered including terminal access, check-in areas, security screening, boarding gates, lounges, retail, food and beverages, gate equipment such as boarding bridges, escalators and elevators, border control areas and facilities (in collaboration with authorities), baggage claim area and arrivals exit. 

More information is available here.

  • Physical distancing floor decals are in place throughout the terminal, ensuring that we all are reminded to keep distance between ourselves and others. 
  • Baggage carts in circulation are cleaned three times a day with a disinfectant, including frame, wheels, basket and handles. When the carts are collected, the handles are sanitized and returned to the signed sanitized cart collection areas for passengers’ use 
  • Shuttle buses are cleaned several times daily and physical distancing is maintained 
  • Airport seating is being disinfected three times per day 
  • Hold on tight when you ride the escalators at EIA without worrying how clean they might be. EIA has installed UV-C light-based sterilization cleaners on several main escalators in the central part of the terminal. As part of EIA Ready, our comprehensive cleaning and safety program, this new technology is installed inside the mechanics of the escalators and constantly washes the handrails with UV-C light as they pass by the machine. This light sterilizes the handrails and ensures they stay clean and safe for passengers and guests. 
  • Plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before departure to prevent crowding at check-in or in security 
  • Bring a face covering with you – you are now required to wear a face covering in all Canadian airports, and throughout the duration of your flight. Masks are also being sold at Circle K pre-security and Hudson News and Relay post-security
  • Facial coverings that are not permitted:
    – face coverings with exhalation valves or vents
    – bandanas and neck gaiters
    – militaristic masks such as gas masks
    – face coverings that cover the entire face
  • If you’re picking up or dropping off passengers, please wait in your vehicle for them rather than coming into the terminal (of course, exceptions are made for those helping unaccompanied minors, persons with disabilities, or others who need help) 
  • Use a digital mobile boarding pass to limit your contact with physical objects in the airport 
  • Wash your hands. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the airport and refilled regularly