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YYT Safe Travels

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

Everyone has a role to play to protect themselves and those around them by wearing a mask or face covering, practicing good personal hygiene, and keeping a safe physical distance.

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Temperature Screening

Effective September 23, 2020 CATSA (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority) implemented mandatory temperature screening for all passengers and non-passengers entering the secure area of the airport.

Any passenger with a temperature exceeding 38 ⁰C on both of two possible readings will not be permitted to enter the screening checkpoint at any airport in Canada for a period of 14 days after the day of the elevated reading unless they provide a medical certificate certifying that their elevated temperature is not related to COVID-19.

Temperature screening is one of several health and safety measures that have been implemented at airports and by airlines during the pandemic to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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Anyone who comes to the airport is required to wear a mask or face covering.

In alignment with public health recommendations and Transport Canada requirements, we require everyone at St. John’s International Airport, including employees and travellers, to always wear a mask or face covering inside the terminal building. Facial coverings are an added layer of protection and are especially helpful in settings where physical distancing is not possible.

Exceptions to this requirement include: when a person is eating/drinking/taking medications; children under 5; persons who have breathing problems or are unconscious; and persons who are unable to remove the mask on their own. For more information, visit: 

In the Terminal Building

Practice physical-distancing by keeping at least two arms-length distance (2 meters) from others.

Do not come to the airport unless you are an airport worker or are travelling. If a traveller requires assistance, only one person, wearing a mask, may go inside to help.

The Airport Authority will continue to work closely with health authorities and airport partners to monitor the situation and put procedures in place where required. The safety of our passengers, employees, and our community is our top priority.

Useful Links:

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Government of Canada

CATSA (Airport Screening)

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