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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Travellers
November 30, 2021

Travel requirements are changing quickly so it’s important to be aware of the requirements at your departure, connecting, and arrival locations. If your travel plans are affected by this new mandate, our flexible change/cancel policy may apply.

Passengers aged 12 years plus 4 months and older departing WINNIPEG or THOMPSON are required to have ONE of the following

Passengers aged 12 years plus 4 months travelling to a remote community from WINNIPEG or THOMPSON are required to have ONE of the above, OR: 

  • Proof of an approved negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of scheduled departure
  • Proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test, taken between 14 and 180 days before scheduled departure
  • A negative COVID-19 rapid molecular test result provided at the airport. This test is self-administered and displays a result within 30 minutes.

All passengers must make a declaration that they have one of the above acceptable documents to travel.  Providing false or misleading information may result in a monetary fine.

The Manitoba Vaccination card is not accepted by Transport Canada as valid proof of vaccination. Please visit the Government of Canada website to download your Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination.

Please keep your documents with you or in your carry-on as you may be asked to provide confirmation.  Failure to provide proof of vaccination or a valid negative test upon request may result in a substantial monetary fine.

If you are using a negative COVID-19 test as your boarding requirement to a remote community – please ensure you have the correct test type. Antigen tests are NOT acceptable.

Only the molecular (PCR) test is an acceptable form of proof for a negative COVID-19 result to board your flight. 

Check-In Time Requirements

Please expect an increase in processing times required at check-in due to vaccination and test document requirements.  We ask passengers to arrive early to ensure we can keep your flight on schedule.

If you are fully vaccinated with the required proof of vaccination, or have a negative molecular test within the last 72 hours in hand, please check-in at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

If you require a rapid molecular test at the airport, you must arrive 1 hour before scheduled departure to ensure there is sufficient time to process the test result.  Arriving after the 1 hour check-in deadline will result in denied boarding.  We recommend travellers who are not fully vaccinated attend a testing facility within 3 days (72 hours) of their flight.  This will speed up your check-in process on day of departure.

Information provided on our website is a guide only to help you understand the requirements for travel. Please be aware, it is the travellers responsibility to ensure you meet all requirements and have all the valid travel documents necessary to depart, transit through, or return from each airport location on your itinerary. To learn more, please visit the Government of Canada domestic travel website.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note the MB Vaccination card is not accepted by Transport Canada as valid proof of vaccination.  If you currently have a digital Manitoba immunization card, or are eligible for one, please visit Manitoba Immunization Card to request an approved proof of vaccination for travel.  Alternatively, please visit the Government of Canada website to download your proof of vaccination.

Evidence of Vaccination must contain following:

  1. the name of the person who received the vaccine;
  2. the name of the government or the name of the non-governmental entity;
  3. the brand name or any other information that identifies the vaccine that was administered; and
  4. the dates on which the vaccine was administered or, if the evidence is one document issued for both doses and the document only specifies the date on which the most recent dose was administered, that date.

All testing locations are found on the Province of Manitoba | Find a Testing Location (gov.mb.ca) page.

Individuals without symptoms of COVID-19, including those fully immunized, travelling to, or returning to, a First Nations or Indigenous and Northern Relations community can seek testing within three days of travel at no cost.  For locations, hours and appointment information, visit the COVID-19 testing site.

No, vaccination proof is not required at this time when departing from a designated remote community.  However, you will require one of the following if/when you return from Thompson:

  • Proof of full vaccination
  • Proof of an approved negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of scheduled departure
  • Proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test, taken between 14 and 180 days before scheduled departure
  • A negative COVID-19 rapid molecular test provided at the airport which is self-administered and displays a result within 30 minutes

If you are connecting to an onward flight in Thompson, you will require one of the following to continue your journey from Thompson,

  • Proof of full vaccination
  • Proof of an approved negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of scheduled departure
  • Proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test, taken between 14 and 180 days before scheduled departure
  • A negative COVID-19 rapid molecular test provided at the airport which is self-administered and displays a result within 30 minutes

 

As a federally regulated company, all Perimeter Aviation employees follow the vaccine mandate.

Yes, we continue to follow regulatory requirements and passengers at all airports must first pass the health screening at check-in.

Face coverings continue to be a health and safety measure and are mandatory in all airports, and throughout the entire flight.

No, Thompson is not a designated remote community.  You must be fully vaccinated.

You may not travel for a period of 14 days after the refusal to board, unless you provide a medical certificate that any symptoms you have/are exhibiting are not related to COVID-19.

All passengers departing Winnipeg or Thompson are required to confirm that they are fully vaccinated, or, they have received a negative result for a COVID-19 molecular test. They must also be able to provide proof if requested. They will be denied boarding for failure to comply with these requirements.  If denied boarding, they may not travel for a period of 72 hours after the refusal and may be subject to a monetary penalty if they have knowingly provided false or misleading confirmation.

Transport Canada provides for a grace period to allow a child turning 12 to obtain both doses of the vaccine together with the required waiting periods.  The mandate applies to children 12 years and 4 months of age and older.

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Update - October 29, 2021

A Transport Canada Vaccination mandate for air travellers comes into effect October 30, 2021.

Travel requirements are changing quickly so it’s important to be aware of the requirements at your departure, connecting, and arrival locations. If your travel plans are affected by this new mandate, our flexible change/cancel policy may apply.

Passengers aged 12 and older departing WINNIPEG or THOMPSON will be required to have ONE of the following documents:

  • Proof of full vaccination at least 14 days prior to schedule departure
  • Proof of an approved negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of scheduled departure*
  • Proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test, taken between 14 and 180 days before scheduled departure

Passengers travelling to a remote community will be required to provide one of the above, OR,

  • A negative COVID-19 rapid molecular test provided at the airport. This test is self-administered and displays a result within 30 minutes.

All passengers must make a declaration that they have one of the above acceptable documents to travel.  Providing false or misleading information may result in a monetary fine.

The Manitoba Vaccination card is not accepted by Transport Canada as valid proof of vaccination. Please visit the Government of Canada website to download your Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination.

Please keep your documents with you or in your carry-on as you may be asked to provide confirmation.  Failure to provide proof of vaccination or a valid negative test upon request may result in a substantial monetary fine.

If you are using a negative COVID-19 test as your boarding requirement – please ensure you have the correct test type. Antigen tests are NOT acceptable.

Only the molecular (PCR) test is an acceptable form of proof for a negative COVID-19 result to board your flight. 

Check-In Time Requirements

Please expect an increase in processing times required at check-in due to vaccination and test document requirements.  We ask passengers to arrive early to ensure we can keep your flight on schedule.

If you are fully vaccinated with the required proof of vaccination, or have a negative molecular test within the last 72 hours in hand, please check-in at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

If you require a rapid molecular test at the airport, you must arrive 1 hour before scheduled departure to ensure there is sufficient time to process the test result.  Arriving after the 1 hour check-in deadline will result in denied boarding.  We recommend travellers who are not fully vaccinated attend a testing facility within 3 days (72 hours) of their flight.  This will speed up your check-in process on day of departure.

Information provided on our website is a guide only to help you understand the requirements for travel. Please be aware, it is the travellers responsibility to ensure you meet all requirements and have all the valid travel documents necessary to depart, transit through, or return from each airport location on your itinerary. To learn more, please visit the Government of Canada domestic travel website.

 

Update - September 8, 2020

All passengers must wear a face covering during a flight (unless a certified medical condition exists that prevents them from using one). Medical masks are not required but accepted.

A non-medical mask or face covering with an exhalation valve or vent, a non-medical mask or face covering made with mesh or lace fabric, a neck gaiter, a bandana, or a face shield are not acceptable.  All other non-medical masks are accepted.

Update - April 19, 2020

The Government of Canada is directing that all travellers (with limited exceptions) must have a removable non-medical mask or face covering large enough to cover their mouth and nose during their travel through Canadian airports and in-flight.  This directive will take effect on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT.

Passengers must bring their own non-medical mask or face covering.  Passengers who do not have the mandatory face covering will not be allowed to travel. Please note these coverings do not need to be medical masks. Any face covering including a scarf or similar item is acceptable. Please refer to the current Public Health Agency of Canada’s guidance on face coverings.

At a minimum, travellers will be asked to wear the non-medical mask or face covering:
·        at airport screening checkpoints;
·        during the flight when they cannot physically distance from others, including at all times when they are 2 metres or less from another person, except another occupant of the person’s private home; or
·        as directed by an official of the air operator, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, a Canada Border Services Agency officer, or a Canadian public health official.

For full details including the limited exceptions to this mandatory requirement, please click here.

Update - March 16, 2020

While the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population in Canada, we would like to share with you some of the proactive steps Perimeter Aviation has implemented to ensure that we are emphasizing the health and safety of our customers.

Passengers intending to travel on scheduled flights are subject to screening until further notice. Perimeter will not transport a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 on a scheduled flight. Thank you for your understanding.

Protecting our customers from the risk of infection by communicable diseases has always been part of our safety protocols.  Perimeter Aviation rigorously adheres to guidance from all relevant health authorities and follows best demonstrated practices in the prevention and handling of communicable diseases in the air travel industry.

As such Perimeter Aviation has implemented additional sanitation procedures for our aircraft and public areas to ensure they meet or exceed all guidelines provided by PHAC. Surfaces such as airport counter, aircraft seats, tray tables, armrests, lavatories, etc. are thoroughly wiped down and treated with a high-grade disinfectant similar to those used in health care facilities. As per PHAC guidelines and other resources, corona viruses do not survive on soft materials such as head rests, seat covers and carpets.

On board our aircraft and at our check-in counters, Perimeter Aviation will be maintaining supplies of hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes. We have also implemented changes to our inflight service offerings including the removal of all non-essential reading material from our seatback pockets.

Perimeter Aviation is committed to doing all we can to provide the safest transportation possible in all aspects of our operation.  We will continue monitoring recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada and will take additional action as required.

Sincerely,
Nick Vodden
President and CEO

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