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.
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.
As of June 17, 2022, mandatory wearing of a face covering has been removed in most areas of the terminal. As per federal regulations, passengers must continue to wear a mask at any type of security screening, while boarding/de-boarding their aircraft and during their flight. For more information on the federal travel regulations, visit the Government of Canada online.
Effective June 20, 2022, vaccination is now no longer be required to board a plane in Canada. This applies only to travel within Canada and flights leaving Canada to those countries that do not require vaccinations. Face masks are still required while going through airport security processes and boarding, on-board and disembarking your aircraft.
You may still need a COVID-19 test and/or vaccination when departing Canada, depending on your destination. Testing is available for passengers in the terminal. Two options are available to help meet any testing required by your destination – both rapid antigen screening and laboratory-based PCR testing. This testing helps contribute to a safe airport environment and a seamless travel experience.
Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents returning from international destinations, who do not qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, continue to be required to provide a valid pre-entry test result, remain subject to Day 1 and Day 8 molecular testing, and quarantine for 14 days.
Vaccine requirements for entry into Canada by foreign nationals remain unchanged at this time. Foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated continue to be prohibited entry into Canada. With the suspension of the domestic mandate, unvaccinated foreign nationals will continue to be able to depart Canada by plane
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 travellers who are currently allowed to travel to Canada, pre-entry testing requirements are not changing.