COVID-19 Travel Information

COVID-19 Travel Information (Updated October 3, 2022)

Enhanced protocols in place at YQR to help protect travellers from COVID-19.

The Regina Airport Authority is implementing a number of measures to enhance public and employee safety:

  • Increased cleaning staff and procedures, including high-touch areas like check-in kiosks, counters, escalators, handrails, and elevators.
  • Increased the number of hand sanitizer stations to more than 40 while also ensuring ample soap and water is available in all washrooms.
  • Regularly updating the public on the latest measures via our website, media outlets, and social media channels.
  • Posting signage throughout the terminal and washrooms with information on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.
  • Supporting additional measures introduced by the federal or provincial governments.

Public Health and Travel Information

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, including information for both international and domestic travellers, please see the latest information from both the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, and the country you are flying to:

Public Health Authority of Canada’s Travel Information: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid

Travelling Domestically within Canada

Mandatory Vaccination: The Government of Canada no longer requires travellers to provide proof of vaccination to fly within Canada, or to depart Canada – as long as the country of destination doesn’t require proof of vaccination for entry  . Learn more on the Government of Canada’s website.

Proof of Vaccination: No proof of vaccination is required to travel within Canada.

There are no Covid-19 tests required for domestic travel.

Travelling to the United States

Mandatory Vaccination:  The United States requires all travellers 18 years of age and older who are not US Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents to be fully vaccinated prior to departing for the United States.

Travellers are no longer required to have a pre-arrival test in order to enter the USA.  Learn more on the CDC’s website.

 

Travelling Internationally

International Vaccination & Testing Requirements: Please note that every country has their own unique set of requirements for entry when it comes to proof of vaccination, testing requirements, and documentation. It is very important that you check with the country you are travelling to for their requirements as a part of your planning process. The best place to start, is on the government website of the country you are planning to travel to. Your airline should also have the information on what is required prior to departure. You can find more information on entry requirements from the International Air Transport Authority’s interactive map: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

If you require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test in order to fly, you must show your documentation here in Regina prior to departure, even if you are connecting through another airport.

Returning to Canada

Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

  • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;
  • provide proof of vaccination;
  • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;
  • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. As of October 1, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to:

  • undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or
  • wear masks on planes and trains.

ArriveCAN App: You may choose to use ArriveCAN when returning to Canada, but it is not mandatory. Traveller may access ArriveCAN online or download the apps for iOS or Android here.

There are no Covid-19 testing requirements in order to enter Canada.

 

Other Travel Information

Airline Information

For the latest information for specific flight information or airline protocols, please see updates from your airline:

Air Canada: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/book/travel-news-and-updates/2020/covid-19.html

Flair Airlines: https://flyflair.com/travel-info/customer-service/covid-19-updates

WestJet: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/travel-info/coronavirus

Sunwing: https://www.sunwing.ca/en/travel-requirements

Swoop: https://www.flyswoop.com/advisories/ 

Masks are no longer required for air travel.

Masks are welcome but not required in all areas of the airport.

 

Where can I get a COVID test?

You can receive a a COVID test right at YQR for a fee through Haztech, including RT-PCR (Molecular) and Rapid Antigen tests.

Book a Test with Haztech

Other Testing Providers:

Nobel HSSE – www.nobelhsse.com/covid-19-testing 

Outpost Health –  www.outpost.health/covid-tests

Shoppers Drug Mart – https://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/health-and-pharmacy/covid-19/testing

SRx Health Solutions – www.srxhealth.ca/en/saskatchewan-covid-19-testing/

Thrive Wellness – www.thrive-wellness.ca

What can I bring through security?

You can see what you’re allowed to bring through security on the CATSA website, including some special allowances, with a handy searchable tool at: https://www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca/en

Also, if you have any additional questions, you can call CATSA directly at 1-888-294-2202.

How can I change my flight or request a refund?

You will need to contact your airline directly. We as an airport authority cannot help you with changes to flights or refunds. Please visit our Airlines page for contact information for your airline.

Restaurants & Retail

The full-service Tim Hortons, Skyway Grill, and Relay store are located after security, and are open for all departing flights. The RA News / Tim Hortons Express in the Arrivals Hall is open for most arriving flights. Rumour Handcraft is open their normal posted hours.

The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is also open.

Can I pickup passengers at YQR?

Yes, you can come pickup passengers here. Please use our short-term parking lot when planning to come into the terminal. The curbside parking is strictly for loading and unloading.

What ground transportation is available?

At this time, ground transportation options, including taxi, UBER, limo, and shuttle services, continue to operate as normal with increased cleaning and monitoring being done by each individual provider. For the latest information, please contact the ground transportation provider directly. A full list of ground transportation providers can be found HERE.

Can I have my biometrics taken at Regina International Airport?

The Canada Border Services Agency can only accept biometrics when landing on an international flight. They cannot accept appointments from the general public. However, Service Canada is making allowances for this due to their offices being closed due to COVID-19. More information is available here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/biometrics.html

I have a question that wasn’t listed here – how can I ask it?

If your question is related to something specifically regarding your flight, including changes, cancellation, baggage, or other airline-related questions, please contact your airline directly.

If you are looking for more information related to COVID-19, please check with the Public Health Agency of Canada or the Government of Saskatchewan – they both have helpful dedicated pages covering a variety of topics.

If you are looking for updates on border closures or if you’re allowed to enter Canada, please contact the Canada Border Services Agency.

For information on what you’re allowed to bring on a plane, please use the Canadian Air Transportation Agency’s (CATSA) online tool.

For all other inquiries, please fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we are able.