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?

 Effective April 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers, arriving at land, air or marine ports of entry will no longer be required to complete a pre-entry test for entry to Canada. For partially or unvaccinated travellers who are currently allowed to travel to Canada, pre-entry testing requirements are not changing.

  • Unless otherwise exempt, travellers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated must continue to provide proof of an accepted type of pre-entry COVID-19 test result:
  • a valid negative antigen test, administered or observed by an accredited lab or testing provider, taken outside of Canada no more than one day before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry;
    • a valid negative molecular test taken no more than 72 hours before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry; or
    • a previous positive molecular test taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry.
  • Effective April 25, 2022, at 00:01:00 EDT, the pre-entry test requirement will be removed for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children (aged 5-11) who are travelling with an eligible fully vaccinated adult who provides the required proof of vaccination.
    • Partially or unvaccinated children aged 5-11 who are travelling alone, or with an adult who does not qualify as fully vaccinated, will continue to be required to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result.
    • Partially or unvaccinated children aged 12 and older who are travelling with an eligible fully vaccinated adult will still be required to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result.
  • Unless otherwise exempt, all travellers eligible to enter Canada who do not qualify as fully vaccinated will continue to be tested with COVID-19 molecular tests on arrival and on Day 8, while they quarantine for 14 days. This does not include partially or unvaccinated children under 12 accompanying fully vaccinated eligible adults who are no longer subject to quarantine requirements. 
  • Vaccination:
    • Permanent residents of Canada 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. 
    • For information about requirements for travellers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, please visit the  Government of Canada for the most up to date information.

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 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. 

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