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Vaccination requirement

The Government of Canada has instituted a policy that all air passengers in Canada must be fully vaccinated by October 30 in order to board their aircraft. This policy applies to all flights, both within Canada and if leaving the country.

For travellers who are in the process of being vaccinated, there will be a short transition period where they will be able to travel if they can show a valid negative COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of travel, but that transition period will end on November 30.

The Government of Canada strongly advises any Canadians planning to travel by plane or train this holiday season to get vaccinated as soon as possible or they will be unable to travel. Travellers will be responsible for declaring their vaccination status and providing documentation prior to boarding.

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

EIA remains focused on the health and safety of our passengers with increased cleaning efforts and other steps designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 within our part of a passenger’s journey.  

A state of public health emergency has been declared in Alberta due to COVID-19.

Wearing a mask is mandatory inside all areas of the airport  and we encourage you to remain physically distant from other passengers as much as possible while in the terminal building.

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and US citizens who are fully vaccinated are permitted to visit Canada and are not required to quarantine. Visit the Government of Canada website for additional information.

The Government of Canada has now lifted the non-essential travel advisory that was in effect since March 2020. However you should be fully vaccinated (at least 14 days before your travel), stay informed of COVID-19 activity at your end destination and use personal protective measures.

If you require a COVID-19 screening test to travel to your out-going destination, testing is available at EIA  for an additional fee. 

We're ready when you are

We are committed to doing our part to help the safety of all Canadians. For more information on travel restrictions and entry requirements to come to Canada, please visit the Government of Canada online or contact your airline. 

If you are travelling within Canada, please visit this page for provincial travel details.

if you are travelling outside of Canada, check here for the latest COVID-19 travel and specific testing requirements for your destination, including any stops for connecting flights.

For frequently asked questions related to COVID safety and travel please visit this page.