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Edmonton International Airport (EIA) applauds Transport Canada’s decision to lift travel border restrictions as of Aug. 9 at five Canadian airports, including EIA. This is an important next step in the safe resumption of travel to and from Canada.
“Safety remains our top priority and we have been working closely with Transport Canada to ensure travel returns with all safety protocols in place to protect Canadians and all travellers,” says Tom Ruth, EIA President and CEO. “Edmonton is ready – we have the testing and safety protocols in place at the airport to safely support arriving and departing travellers.”
While EIA has been working with its partner agencies and airlines to prepare for the resumption of international travel to the airport, it will take time for international air service to return to EIA. Today’s announcement allows airlines to start planning future schedules. The government also announced easing of some restrictions for some travellers returning to Canada.
EIA continues to update our website health and safety section with this evolving information and has launched EIA travel school 101 to help people prepare for upcoming travel. Online Travel School 101 tips include:
- Permanent residents and citizens of Canada and US citizens who are fully vaccinated will need to download the ArriveCan app before they depart back to Canada. Then they need to upload their vaccination proof to the app before they return to Canada and show proof of a negative PCR test
- These fully vaccinated travellers will not be required to quarantine upon arrival to Canada
- Children under 12 do not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada but must travel with a fully vaccinated guardian, show a negative PCR test, and avoid large gatherings, school and daycare
- Masks continue to be federally required at Canadian airports through airline check-in, security screening, boarding aircraft, and in-flight
- When travelling to another country from Canada, check airline and country requirements for Covid testing and restrictions for that destination
The restoration for EIA’s international airport status will re-establish EIA’s international competitiveness and ability to act as a major economic driver of business, and the tourism, travel and hospitality industries in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region and Northern Alberta. Travellers can find up to date flight options here: flyeia.com/currentflights
About Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton International Airport is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation whose mandate is to drive economic prosperity for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Edmonton Airports managed Edmonton International Airport (EIA), and owns and operates Villeneuve Airport (VA). EIA is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. EIA offers non-stop connections to destinations across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. EIA is a major economic driver and has attracted over $1.3 billion in investment to our property over the last few years. EIA’s Airport City Sustainability Campus is a living lab for accelerating the development, testing, implementation, and commercialization of technology. EIA’s Airport City Sustainability Campus propels new jobs, tourism, and economic diversification – and creates a destination in and around EIA, featuring entertainment, e-commerce, retail, hospitality, cargo/logistics, bio-pharma, light manufacturing and many other industries.