The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will be checking the temperature of all passengers and staff who want to cross through a security checkpoint starting on Sept. 23, 2020 and continuing indefinitely.
Safety and security is our number one core value. We’re glad to work with CATSA to help facilitate this and ensure the safety of all passengers.
Anyone with a temperature of 38 degrees and above will be asked to wait and then have a second check done 10 minutes later. If the second check shows an elevated reading, the person will not be allowed through the checkpoint and will not be allowed to return for 14 days.
If a person fails to pass the temperature screening, they will need a medical certificate stating their elevated temperature was not because of COVID-19 before they are allowed through the checkpoint over the next 14 days.
A negative COVID test does not qualify as medical clearance.
The temperature screening will be conducted with a touchless hand-held device. If a person requests additional privacy for the temperature check, they will be taken to an area with additional privacy.
Masks are still required inside the terminal and are mandatory past security checkpoints. Temperature checks are one more safety measure and do not eliminate the need for masks.
For more information please visit the CATSA website.