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Apr 6, 2020
We know there are many questions around screening measures underway at Canada’s airports related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Victoria International Airport (YYJ) follows directions provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). PHAC is the federal agency responsible for decisions and implementation of health-related screening at Canada’s ports of entry, including airports.
Enhanced screening measures have been in place at Canada’s major airports since January 22nd under the direction of PHAC, and those screening measures have been expanded and updated in an ongoing basis as the COVID-19 situation has evolved.
Many provinces and territories are asking travellers, with some exceptions for essential services to undergo self-isolation periods of up to 14-days to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. 14-day isolation is mandatory for travellers arriving into Canada.
No person should board a flight if feeling ill as they could potentially put others at risk. Should you develop symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing while in flight, please notify the flight crew immediately.
This is an evolving situation and we are in constant contact with the federal government and public health officials, and they will provide guidance on these new measures as soon as it’s available.
Safety is our top priority and we continue to work closely with the Government of Canada, the Provincial Ministry of Health and other agency partners to provide our support.
For latest information and resource links, please visit our COVID-19 Coronavirus page.