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:
  • If travelling to the United States, as of Dec 6, 2021, all passengers age two and over to present a negative viral COVID test (NAAT or Antigen) taken within 24 hours of departure or proof of recovery within the last 90 days. 
  • 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?

  • All air travellers 12 years and over need to show proof of vaccination to board an aircraft in Canada. Visit the Government of Canada to learn more. Guests will be randomly selected to show proof of vaccine with airlines and at pre-board screening with CATSA.
  • 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 within 72 hours of boarding.
    • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Unvaccinated 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.

Testing

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 mandatory. 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. 

Customs

  • Upon arrival from an international destination, you may be asked additional questions from the Candian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and be subject to randomized testing. 

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