Health and Safety
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 to keep travel a safe and positive experience for everyone.
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.
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.
For frequently asked questions related to COVID safety and travel please visit this page.
The Government of Canada will end arrivals testing at EIA as of April 20, 2022.
If you are leaving Canada, you may still need to produce a negative PCR or rapid antigen test to board your aircraft, depending on the rules at your final destination. Additional information about requirements at some other countries is available here.
To book a COVID-19 test at EIA through Numi Health, information is available here.
Travelling to the United States? information is available here.
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.
All air passengers aged 12 and older travelling within and out of Canada must be fully vaccinated in order to board their aircraft, and will need to present valid proof of vaccination. A valid COVID-19 molecular test is no longer accepted as an alternative to vaccination unless travellers are eligible for one of the limited exemptions, such as a medical inability to be vaccinated.
You must be ready to present proof of vaccination status to your airline. 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 (if exempt under the limited exemption list), 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.
Testing Before Returning to Canada
Effective April 1 fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada via Edmonton International Airport.
For partially or unvaccinated travelers who are currently allowed to travel to Canada, pre-entry testing requirements are not changing.