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Information about testing at EIA and other options is available here. 

While EIA continues to recommend wearing masks in the terminal, there is no longer a provincial or federal mask requirement for passengers and employees while in areas outside of the ones listed below. Each individual may make the choice based on their personal comfort level.

The Government of Canada mandates that masks are required at the following locations:

  • Airline check-in
  • Any security screening locations, including CATSA
  • On board your aircraft and while in flight

Additionally your destination may have masking rules that are different than Alberta.

Masks must cover the nose and chin and must have multiple layers of fabric. The following facial coverings are no longer permitted:
• face coverings with exhalation valves or vents;
• bandanas and neck gaiters;
• militaristic masks such as gas masks; and
• face coverings that cover the entire face.

No. You do not need to quarantine in Alberta if you are coming here from another part of Canada. If you have been outside Canada and are not fully vaccinated you may need to quarantine in the city you first land in, before continuing onto Edmonton.

This information is evolving regularly. Please visit the Government of Canada’s website for the latest health care advice and information. Information is also available from the Government of Alberta

Fully vaccinated travellers are not subject to random covid-19 testing and are not required to quarantine upon arrival to Canada if returning from the USA.

As per Canadian Government regulation, all travellers eligible to enter Canada who do not qualify as fully vaccinated will continue to be tested on arrival and may need to quarantine.

Permanent residents of Canada and US citizens will need to download the ArriveCan app before they return to Canada. Then they need to upload their vaccination proof or valid proof of a negative covid-19 test to the app before they return to Canada.

Please consult with your airline or government website of the country you are visiting to determine what testing requirements may be required. Even fully vaccinated travellers may be required to take a test depending on the rules of where you are going.

Rule varies by country, please research your final destination before you travel. Most countries have their rules clearly stated online.

  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children 5 years of age or older must provide a valid pre-entry test result, even if they are accompanying a fully vaccinated adult, when entering Canada. Children who are less than 5 years old are not required to test, regardless of their vaccination status.

Yes. Many of our concessions and shops are open. Passengers are permitted to take their food and drink, including alcoholic drinks, to their gates and eat there as well as any restaurant 

Our enhanced cleaning operations will continue for as long as they are necessary.  Safety is our top priority. 

  • Permanent residents of Canada and US citizens who are fully vaccinated will need to download the ArriveCan app before they depart back to Canada. Then they need to upload their vaccination proof to the app before they return to Canada.
  • These fully vaccinated travellers returning from the US will not be required to quarantine upon arrival to Canada and will not be subject to arrival testing
  • As per Canadian Government regulation, all travellers eligible to enter Canada who do not qualify as fully vaccinated will continue to be tested on arrival and on Day 1 and Day 8, while they quarantine for 14 days.
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children 5 years of age or older must provide a valid pre-entry test result, even if they are accompanying a fully vaccinated adult. Children who are less than 5 years old are not required to test, regardless of their vaccination status.

Please review information from the Government of Canada available here for more.  

Our Value Park/Parkade operations have changed. We no longer have cashier service at the exit plaza to assist customers. However, credit card payments are still accepted at the self-serve exit gates. For cash and debit payments, customers should go to the Ground Transportation office on the Arrivals level between doors 5 and 7. This office is open 24/7. 

You will need to provide a doctor note or similar documentation to your airline specifying why you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons as it is a regulation by Transport Canada for flying or moving through security. If you do not have a mask or facial covering or medical documentation, you may be denied boarding your aircraft. 

Children under two-years of age may not be required to wear a mask but parents or caregivers are encouraged to maintain physical distancing as much as possible.

Children aged two to five years of age are recommended to wear a mask.

Children aged six years of age and above are required to wear a mask where applicable.   

Security screening checkpoints are controlled by the Canadian Air Transport Safety Authority (CATSA) and they have their own cleaning arrangements. Please contact CATSA if you have concerns about cleaning standards at the security screening checkpoints.  

You must leave the airport immediately. You will not be permitted to board your flight. Contact your air carrier for more information about re-booking.

Yes. With restrictions lifted, everyone is welcome in the airport again. Whether picking up, dropping off, or just here to visit.

Canadian federal policy constitutes ‘fully vaccinated’ as two shots. Always check with your airline and your end destination on the vaccination requirements when you plan your travel.

There are no requirements to provide documentation stating that you’ve had COVID and recovered from it, in order to travel within Canada. The only requirement for travel within Canada is proof of vaccination and that you have been symptom free for 15 days or have a medical note saying any current symptoms are not COVID related.

For any international destinations please check with your airline or government websites for the country you are travelling to.

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

Read more about the vaccination for travel update on the Government of Canada website.

As of April 20, 2022 fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be subject to random covid-19 testing at EIA. As per Canadian Government regulation, all travellers eligible to enter Canada who do not qualify as fully vaccinated will continue to be tested on Day 1 and Day 8, while they quarantine for 14 days.

People who are eligible to enter Canada who do not qualify as fully vaccinated will continue to be tested on arrival and on Day 8, while they quarantine for 14 days. You can save time by preregistering with Switch Health to be prepared.

As of April 20, 2022 fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be subject to random covid-19 testing at EIA. As per Canadian Government regulation, all travellers eligible to enter Canada who do not qualify as fully vaccinated will continue to be tested on arrival.

Testing requirements vary by every country and even different parts of Canada. Your airline is the best place to get information on what is required for the destination you’re travelling to. You can also visit The Government of Canada website to learn about restrictions across Canada and the world.  

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