Temperature Screening Expands To 11 Canadian Airports

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

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Transport Canada has expanded mandatory temperature screenings to all passengers at 11 airports across the country. 

Temperature checks have been introduced at YYT, YHZ, YQB, YOW, YTZ, YWG, YQR, YXE, YEG, YLW and YYJ. All employees and personnel that enter or work in the restricted area of these airports are also subject to temperature checks.

"Since the beginning of the pandemic, Canadians have come together, made sacrifices, and done their part to help limit the spread of the virus," said Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, in a news release. 

"Our government has expanded temperature screenings to major airports across the country to support these efforts and as another measure in our multi-layered approach to help protect the safety of the travelling public and air industry workers." 

This is an expansion of mandatory temperature screenings that started 30JUL, 2020 at YUL, YYZ, YYC and YVR. 

Passengers who have an elevated temperature without a medical certificate explaining it are not permitted to continue their travel and are asked to re-book after 14 days.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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