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Welcome to Edmonton. Travellers will need to clear certain federal and provincial government health screening stations before being allowed to continue leaving from EIA.

As of Wednesday, May 20, all non-exempt travellers entering Alberta from outside Canada are legally required to follow provincial and federal requirements. Several categories of people are exempted from travel restrictions if they have no symptoms.

EIA Airport Terminal and Runway Birds Eye View Facing North

When you arrive at the Edmonton or Calgary airports from an international destination, such as the United States, you must:

  • stop at the provincial checkpoint for screening:
    • submit a questionnaire detailing your mandatory 14-day isolation plan
    • undergo a touch-free temperature check using an infrared camera
    • disclose any COVID-19 symptoms
  • provide the Government of Canada basic information using the traveller contact information form, available through the ArriveCAN mobile app
  • travel directly to your isolation location
    • If you do not comply with mandatory isolation requirements there are a number of enforcement measures in place, including issuing fines.

Similar public health measures will be implemented at the Alberta/U.S. Coutts border crossing. The Canada/U.S. border remains closed to non-essential travel.

For details on additional measures, visit: alberta.ca/covid-19-travel-advice

All travellers returning from outside Canada are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, or sore throat. If you become sick during this time, you must self-isolate for at least 10 additional days from all other members of your household from the beginning of symptoms or until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer.

All travellers should be advised that if they are required to self isolate, they would be responsible for their own accommodations. If returning travellers require supports during this difficult time, they should call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992, in Edmonton 780-644-9992 or visit Government of Alberta Travel Advice

Public Transportation Updates

Travellers that are under mandatory 14 day self-quarantine (internationally arriving passengers from outside the country) may take public transportation, such as tax or Uber, if you are not showing any symptoms. However, it is recommended to arrange transportation in advance.

For details on federal regulation, visit the Government of Canada’s website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html#ua.

Edmonton Transit’s route 747 is not available for airline travellers, Route 747 remains a charter service marked “Special” for all other users. No identification is required to ride this service.

The on-airport transit will no longer be operating on its regular schedule. If you need transportation between the terminal building and another facility on airport property, please call 780 890 8983.

As of April 1, Sky Shuttle is no longer operating service to or from EIA.

Currently, rental vehicles at EIA are safest means to get home, other than your own personal vehicle. All rental companies are in operation.

We recommend booking a vehicle in advance to reduce contact on pickup.