Passenger Update: Use of non-medical face masks or face coverings during air travel
April 19, 2020
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 10 a.m. Mountain Standard 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: