If you’re flying from or to Kelowna International Airport (YLW), there are a few things to keep in mind about the changes to the experience.
The airport has released a list of tips and advice for navigating pandemic-related restrictions as international travel resumes on December 16.
“We want to help passengers know what to expect when they come to YLW with the security measures and COVID-19 regulations now in place,” 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 on ArriveCan can be found at canada.ca/ArriveCan.
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