Thursday, July 30, 2020

Vancouver's YVR launches new health measure for travellers

The next time you make the journey northwest by air from Vancouver to Prince Rupert you will encounter some new health measures in place at YVR, as the Vancouver airport hub for Western Canada introduces a range of travel requirements to go with those existing measures put in placer earlier this Spring.

The newest addition to the already established protocols went into effect today and will see mandatory temperature screening for all outbound passengers that arrive at YVR, the temperature check to take place at the screening checkpoints in the main terminal location.

In recent days there has been a uptick in the number of passengers travelling through YVR that have been identified with COVID, those flights of note are listed on the BC CDC website here.

The new measure compliments a range of other measures already in place as YVR's response to COVID 19, you can review the full list here.

More on what YVR calls their TAKEcare program can be explored here.

The latest add on to the health requirements comes as the volume of passengers to the Prince Rupert and Terrace area airports begins to increase.

At the recent Prince Rupert City Council Session, the city's Chief Financial Officer noted that while still below past levels, there has been some indication that the passenger levels are increasing for the city's only Air Canada flight of the day.

In late June, we outlined the steps that the Prince Rupert airport had put in place towards COVID locally.

For more notes on air travel in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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