Airlines must conduct a health check of travellers before they board an aircraft with 10 or more seats travelling within Canada. Airlines must refuse boarding to a passenger who has COVID-19 symptoms.
Passengers must have a removable non-medical mask or face covering large enough to cover their mouth and nose during their travel through Canadian airports and in-flight. Passengers will be required to present their mask or face covering at check-in otherwise they will not be allowed to continue on their journey. At a minimum, passengers will be asked to wear the non-medical mask or face covering:
- at airport screening checkpoints;
- during the flight when they cannot physically distance from others, including at all times when they are 2 metres or less from another person, except another occupant of the person’s private home; or
- as directed by an official of the air operator, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, a Canada Border Services Agency officer, or a Canadian public health official
The Government of Canada is also requiring all travellers entering Canada to:
- isolate if you have symptoms, or quarantine if asymptomatic, for 14 days.
- wear a non-medical mask or face covering to go to their destination and avoid contact with vulnerable people.