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COVID-19 Passenger Update: Use of non-medical masks or face coverings during air travel

The Ministry of Transport has announced new measures requiring all air passengers to have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their mouth and nose during travel. These measures come into effect at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Monday, April 20, 2020.

When travelling by air, travellers will be asked to cover their mouth and nose:

  • at Canadian airport screening checkpoints, where the screeners cannot always keep two metres of separation between themselves and the traveller;
  • when they cannot physically distance from others, or as directed by the airline employees; and
  • when directed to do so by a public health order or public health official. required to possess a face mask prior to boarding.

For additional information, please visit the following government websites:


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