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Vaccination requirement

As of October 30, 2021, all air passengers aged 12 and older in Canada must be fully vaccinated in order to board their aircraft. 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 ends on November 30. (Please note that it can take up to 48 hours to obtain PCR test results).

You must present proof of vaccination status to your airline and in addition, CATSA screening officers will conduct random verifications of passenger vaccination status at security screening check points.

A passenger who does not have their proof of vaccination or COVID-19 test result, has an unacceptable form of proof of vaccination status or COVID-19 test result, or refuses to provide proof, will be denied access through security and will be directed to return to their air carrier check-in desk by screening personnel. There are very limited exceptions to this policy.

Wearing a mask is still required at all times inside the airport and while on board your aircraft. The only exceptions are children under 2, people who cannot remove their mask without help and rare medical certificate exemptions. For more information on the federal travel regulations, visit the Government of Canada online.

If you are leaving Canada, you may still need to produce a negative PCR test to board your aircraft, depending on the rules at your final destination. Additional information about requirements at some other countries is available here.

When you return to Canada there are several steps you will need to follow and information is available here.

To book a COVID-19 test at EIA through Numi Health, information is available here.

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.