What to expect

Policies in effect

Vaccinated travellers


If you are 12 years and four months of age or older, you will need to be fully vaccinated to board a domestic or international flight departing from an airport in Canada.


If you are arriving into Canada from an international destination, are fully vaccinated and meet specific conditions, you will not need to quarantine provided you:

  • Are eligible to enter Canada
  • Are asymptomatic
  • Meet the Government of Canada requirements of fully vaccinated travellers
  • Meet all other entry requirements, including entering your information in the ArriveCAN mobile app before arrival. Ensure you have the latest version to ensure a smooth process.

If you’re fully vaccinated you may be selected for mandatory randomized arrival testing. After your test, you will be required to quarantine in a suitable place until you receive a negative test result.

To learn if you qualify, please visit the Government of Canada’s webpage for vaccinated travellers entering Canada.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers

If you are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, learn if you qualify to enter Canada by visiting the Government of Canada’s webpage for travellers entering Canada.

If you are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, learn if you qualify to depart Canada on an airplane by visiting the Government of Canada’s webpage.

Airport policies

The following airport policies are currently in place for all passengers and employees, regardless of vaccination status:

  • To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all passengers and airport employees must wear a mask at all times. This includes the pre- and post-security screening areas of the terminals, parking facilities, inter-terminal train, sidewalks/curbs outside the terminals and other outdoor public areas. Please note when sitting at a dining establishment while not eating or drinking, you must still wear your mask at all times.
  • Terminal access is restricted to passengers who are travelling on the same day, passengers on layover for more than a day and airport employees on duty. Meeters and greeters or those dropping friends and loved ones off at the airport are not permitted to enter the terminals.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the airport. Please sanitize or wash your hands regularly.
  • Baggage carts and kiosks are cleaned regularly throughout the day and plexiglass barriers are installed throughout the airport for a safer airport experience.
  • As always, follow in-terminal signage and maintain a safe physical distance whenever possible.

There are exceptions to these airport policies. You will not be required to wear a mask if:

  • You are under the age of two
  • You are unable to remove a mask without assistance
  • You have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask. In this case, you are exempt from the rule provided you have a note from a licensed medical professional that certifies that you are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons. If asked by GTAA Public Safety Officer, Peel Regional Police or a CATSA screening officer, we suggest letting them know that you have a medical condition.
  • You are in the act of consuming food or beverages at one of our food and beverage locations. Please note when sitting at a food and beverage location while not eating or drinking, you must still wear your mask at all times.

If you are not travelling, you may still enter the public areas of the terminal buildings if:

  • You are a friend or family member of someone who requires mobility assistance
  • You are accompanying a minor who is travelling alone

What’s your travel journey?

If you’re planning on travelling through Pearson, here’s what you can expect along each of the major touchpoints of your airport journey:


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