What to expect at the airports: 

Canadian airports (e.g. Vancouver):

  • All passengers are required to have a non-medical mask or face covering during travel. They will be asked to wear it at screening checkpoints, during flight, and as directed by air operators, public health officials or a Canada Border Services Agency officer.
  • Airport operators will be performing enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-traffic areas and facilities.
  • All air operators are required to conduct a health check of travellers before they board a flight within Canada. This includes the operator asking health questions and looking for visible signs of a cough, fever and difficulty breathing prior to boarding.
  • If a traveller presents COVID-19 symptoms, the air carrier is required to refuse to board the passenger for travel for a period of 14 days, or until a medical certificate is presented that confirms the traveller’s symptoms are not related to COVID-19. 
  • Travellers are strongly encouraged to take the Public Health Agency of Canada’s self-assessment test before setting out on their journey to the airport.

Yukon airports (e.g. Whitehorse):

  • Upon arrival in Yukon, travellers will be met by a Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) enforcement officer who will get you to sign a declaration and submit your self-isolation plan, along with a contact number.
  • Individuals entering Yukon's airports must wear a mask.


View Canada’s travel directives and screening measures.

Even though we update our website frequently, we strongly recommend that you check yukon.ca/covid-19 for the most current COVID-19 related travel information.


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