Flight Updates

All passengers boarding international flights to Canada will have their temperatures checked at their departing airports.

Screening for passengers on domestic flights and for those travelling from Canada to other countries will be in place at the country's four largest airports by the end of July, followed by the next 11 largest airports by the end of September.

Screening will be conducted at security checkpoints by Canadian Air Transport Security Authority staff. If a first check finds a would-be traveler has a fever, his or her temperature will be taken again in 10 minutes. Anyone found with a fever in both checks will not be allowed to fly unless they have a medical document providing a rationale.

 

Passengers prevented from boarding will have the opportunity to re book their flights at no extra cost — as long as the re booked flight departs at least 14 days later.Transport Minister.

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WestJet, Vancouver airport launch pilot project to test passengers for COVID 19

WestJet passengers in Vancouver may soon be taking COVID-19 tests before takeoff.

WestJet Airlines Ltd. and Vancouver International Airport announced on Friday plans for a pilot project to test passengers for the coronavirus on some departing flights, the latest move in a broader push by carriers to show they are serious about combatting viral spread as they try to coax Canadians back to the skies.

The pilot, slated for this fall, will share data with government and health authorities and incorporate academics “to marry our expertise in passenger movements to science,” WestJet CEO Ed Sims said in a blog post co-authored by Vancouver Airport Authority CEO Tamara Vrooman.

Will Toilet Access On Board Be Limited?

New guidance issued by the International Civil Aviation Organisation says passengers should have restricted access to toilets as airlines start to relaunch flights.

One toilet should be set aside for crew and passengers should use a designated WC based on their seat number, said the UN body.


Ryanair has already said that it will ban queuing for toilets, with passengers forced to ask crew for permission to use the lavatory.

Food and drink services should also be suspended or limited on short-haul flights or sold in pre-sealed packs, said ICAO.

Duty-free sales should be temporarily limited as part of the wide-ranging coronavirus safety recommendations, it added.


 

New Airport Covid 19 Procedures.

All passengers boarding international flights to Canada will have their temperatures checked at their departing airports.

Screening for passengers on domestic flights and for those travelling from Canada to other countries will be in place at the country's four largest airports by the end of July, followed by the next 11 largest airports by the end of September.

Screening will be conducted at security checkpoints by Canadian Air Transport Security Authority staff. If a first check finds a would-be traveler has a fever, his or her temperature will be taken again in 10 minutes. Anyone found with a fever in both checks will not be allowed to fly unless they have a medical document providing a rationale.

 

Passengers prevented from boarding will have the opportunity to re book their flights at no extra cost — as long as the re booked flight departs at least 14 days later.Transport Minister

We have ALL the latest updates to help you plan your next flight.

How Clean Is the Air on Planes?

How Clean Is the Air on Planes?

Millions of travelers are understandably concerned about flying in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the paramount issues is determining if the air on planes hastens the spread of infection.

The Centres for Disease Control is blunt about flying during the age of the coronavirus. “Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19,” says a page for travelers on the CDC's website.

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