What type of COVID test do I need for entering another country?

  •  When travelling to another country from Canada, it is important to check airline and country requirements for COVID testing and restrictions for your destination.
  • You can visit our website at www.skyxe.ca for further information about on-site testing options, but suggest you contact your airline directly for the most up to date and accurate information for your destination requirements as this information changes often:
  • All air passengers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, are no longer required to show a negative viral COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, before boarding a flight to the United States.
  • You can also visit the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for additional information on entry requirements for countries. 

What type of COVID test do I need to travel in Canada and/or to enter Canada?

The Government of Canada announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022.

Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

  • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;
  • provide proof of vaccination;
  • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;
  • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. As of October 1, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to:

  • undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or
  • wear masks on planes and trains.

Although the masking requirement is being lifted, all travellers are strongly recommended to wear high quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys.


Can we wait in the terminal when picking up or dropping off a friend or family member?

  • Yes, guests are welcome in the terminal pre-security area. Masks are strongly recommended. You can park in our short-term parking lot while you wait. 

Arrive Early

  • Please allow extra time for parking, checking-in, and going through security. Arrive at the airport at least 90  minutes before your boarding time for all domestic flights and 2 hours for international flights. 

What can I bring when I travel?

  •  Learn more about which items can be taken through pre-board screening as a carry-on and what needs to be placed in checked baggage from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.
  • The world has changed since COVID-19 and to ensure you feel safe and secure CATSA has made some changes at the checkpoint. Learn more here