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YYT Safe Travels

Coming to YYT? Here’s what you need to know to ensure Safe Travels.

Arriving YYT Passengers

All travellers entering Newfoundland and Labrador are required to follow Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Travel Restrictions.

Passengers Departing YYT

As of October 30, 2021 all passengers departing from Canadian airports must qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller. See more.

COVID-19 Testing at YYT

Main Street Medical is now offering COVID-19 Rapid Antigen and PCR testing at St. John’s International Airport. The testing clinic is by appointment only and is offered seven days a week. Main Street Medical testing clinic is located at the bottom on the main atrium staircase (next to Public Health screeners).

To book an appointment, visit:


In alignment with public health recommendations and Transport Canada requirements, everyone at St. John’s International Airport, including employees and travellers, must wear a mask inside the terminal building.

Exceptions include:

  • when a person is eating/drinking/taking medications
  • persons who have breathing problems or are unconscious
  • persons who are unable to remove the mask on their own
  • mask requirements for children

Who is Permitted in the Terminal Building?

Our doors are open to passengers and greeters. Please be mindful of the number of greeters picking up the same passenger as physical distancing protocols must be met.

Ground Transportation

Pick Up / Drop Off.  When picking up or dropping off a passenger at the designated curbside area, please stay in your car and do not leave your vehicle unattended.

Airport Ground Transportation.  Our contracted ground transportation services have revised protocols in place to ensure the safety of both drivers and passengers. The number of passengers per vehicle has been reduced, and each car is cleaned once the passenger(s) disembarks.

Metrobus.  Metrobus public transit remains available for passengers and employees at the Airport.  Please check directly with Metrobus for current schedule and procedures.

Useful Links

Together Again – Reopening Plan from Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19

Government of Canada

CATSA (Airport Screening)

Travel Restrictions in Canada

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – United States (CDC)