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:
o Air Canada
o Flair Airlines
• 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?
• Some other Canadian provinces and territories do have quarantine restrictions. Passengers are responsible for knowing the rules of their final destinations. Please consult your airline or the provincial government website of your destination, for additional information. There are no restrictions for travellers returning to Saskatchewan from another province.
• Permanent residents of Canada and US citizens who are fully vaccinated will need to download the ArriveCan app before they return to Canada. Then they need to upload their vaccination proof to the app before they return to Canada and show proof of a negative PCR test.
• These fully vaccinated travellers will not be required to quarantine upon arrival to Canada, however a quarantine plan must be prepared in advance in case it is deemed needed by the Canadian Border Services Agency.
• For information about requirements for travellers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, please visit the Government of Canada website for the most up to date information.
• Children under 12 do not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada but must travel with a fully vaccinated adult, show a negative PCR test, and avoid large gatherings, school and daycare upon return.
• Nobel HSSE and Quantum Genetix offers COVID-19 testing at Skyxe Saskatoon Airport for those who may require a negative screening result to travel to a specific destination.
• Visit our website for more information and be redirected to schedule a test.
• Pricing for various testing options can be found on the Nobel HSSE website.
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 recommended in this area, but not mandatory. You can park in our short-term parking lot while you wait.
Has Saskatoon lost its International Status?
• Independent from COVID-19 federal restrictions, no, Saskatoon has not lost its ability to operate international flights.
• There is new Canadian international designation published by Transport Canada that provides additional guidance to ensure airports seeking the designation for the first time or continuing to use the international designation meet all required criteria.
• The deadline for Transport Canada to review and accept that Saskatoon meets the criteria is mid-2022 and we do not expect any interruption to regular (non-COVID restricted) operations.
Can Saskatoon operate international flights at this time?
• No. As part of the Government of Canada COVID-19 restrictions on international travel, as of January 2021, international port of entry flights were restricted to only being operated in and out of Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ), and Vancouver (YVR).
• As of August 9, 2021 international flights are permitted to be operated at five additional Canadian airports that currently have pre-clearance for US Customs including Halifax (YHZ), Quebec City (YQB), Ottawa (YOW), Winnipeg (YWG), and Edmonton (YEG).
• Please visit the Government of Canada website for more information on travel, testing and quarantine requirements.
• Visit the Government of Canada for more information on the easing of border measures for fully vaccinated travellers.
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.