If you’re flying from or to Kelowna International Airport (YLW), there are a few things to keep in mind regarding the changes to the experience.
The airport has released a list of tips and advice for navigating the pandemic restrictions as international travel resumes on December 16.
âWe want to help passengers know what to expect when they come to YLW with the security measures and COVID-19 regulations now in place,â said Sam Samaddar, airport manager. “We recognize that travel can be stressful, especially since COVID-19, and want to make sure those who travel with us know that our priority is a healthy and safe airport experience for everyone.”
As of December 16, international flights will resume at YLW with non-stop flights to Seattle with Alaska Airlines.
In early 2022, WestJet will resume non-stop flights to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.
Canadian passengers returning to Canada must use ArriveCAN and must undergo a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their direct return flight.
Travelers are requested to wear a mask and have their full proof of vaccination readily available and available in areas without Wi-Fi access. They are also required to have PCR test results within 72 hours of departure. .
Canadian proof of vaccination is available to residents of British Columbia through the BC Health Gateway.
Some airlines may have additional travel requirements.
If passengers require a COVID-19 antigen or PCR test before departure, the test is available onsite at YLW seven days a week through Whitecap RSC Medical. Appointments are required in advance.
Information about ArriveCan can be found at canada.ca/ArrivalCAN .
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