Proof of vaccination requirements for all guests travelling out of YYC
Summary: CATSA will be conducting random verification of proof of vaccination or valid molecular COVID-19 test at security checkpoints.
In compliance with the Government of Canada’s mandate all guests (12 years old and up) departing from YYC from Oct. 30 to Nov. 29 will be required to produce proof of vaccination or a valid negative molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel.
The process will further evolve as of Nov. 30 when all departing guests must be fully vaccinated and require proof of vaccination to travel. Molecular COVID-19 tests will not be accepted.
Airlines will be responsible for confirming guests’ vaccination status, or negative COVID-19 tests during the transition period.
Information on acceptable documentation, accepted vaccines and exceptions to the vaccine requirement can be found here.
What is the process at security checkpoints?
- CATSA will conduct random verifications of passenger vaccination or COVID-19 tests. Selected guests will need to present a valid record of their COVID-19 vaccination status or COVID-19 test result to the screening officer who will ensure that acceptable forms of documentation are presented in accordance with the new federal regulations.
- Screening officers will also ensure that the name on a passenger’s boarding pass matches the name on the passenger’s record of vaccination status or test.
- In the event of a discrepancy or a guest refusing to provide proof, they will be denied access to proceed post-security and will be returned to their airline check-in desk.
Communication to guests
The requirement of guests for proof of vaccination will be up on YYC.com, social channels, digital screens pre-security and points of entry into the terminal.
For escalated guest interactions, we encourage Team YYC to contact the Integrated Operations Centre at (403) 735-1300 option 5.