Updated July 10, 2020
At the Fredericton International Airport, safety always comes first. The health of travellers and airport workers is our top priority during this pandemic, and we continue to monitor developments related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and remain in close contact with our provincial and federal government partners.
Ensuring healthy travel through the airport
We are asking that ONLY people who are travelling enter the terminal building. If you are not flying, please do not enter the building. This will help us to ensure social distancing and minimize exposure for employees and travellers.
You will need to bring a community face mask with you to the airport.
When travelling by air, travellers are encouraged to wear non-medical masks or face coverings whenever possible, but at a minimum are required by Transport Canada to cover their mouth and nose:
- at Canadian airport screening checkpoints, where the screeners cannot always keep two metres of separation between themselves and the passenger;
- during flight when they cannot physically distance from others, or as directed by the airline employees; and
- when directed to do so by a public health order or public health official.
In addition, the Government of New Brunswick has mandated that community masks must be worn at any time when a physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) is not possible.
Airport security staff may request that you wear a mask within the terminal building.
You will be required to maintain a distance of two metres from others, and this includes while lining up for security, check-in, and departures. When this is not possible, you will be required to wear a community face mask.
Anyone who is showing symptoms of COVID-19 should not enter the airport. Remain at home and call 811 to access testing. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to board an aircraft.
Many travellers entering New Brunswick are required by the Province of New Brunswick’s declaration of a state of emergency to self-isolate for 14 days.
If you have travelled in the past 14 days, you should therefore not enter the airport unless you have a specific exemption from Public Health.
In addition, some travel into New Brunswick is prohibited, and peace officers are authorized to turn anyone away when they attempt to enter.
What services have changed at the airport?
- Food service is limited to vending machines only.
- Car rentals: Enterprise and National Car Rentals are now operating 8am-4pm Monday to Friday and 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Any existing reservations that may have been booked in advance will still be accommodated outside of this time. Budget & Avis Car Rentals are open by reservation only, there is no walk-in service. Click here for car rental contact info.
Current air service at YFC
- WestJet is operating one flight to Toronto on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Beginning August 4, WestJet will increase service at YFC to 5 days per week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
- Air Canada is operating one daily flight to Montreal.
- Porter Airlines has suspended operations until August 31.
Airlines, airports, and Transport Canada are working together to keep travellers and airport workers healthy
Here at YFC we’ve added or enhanced procedures and will continue to evolve these processes as needed:
- We have increased cleaning throughout the terminal, with a heightened focus on high-touch surfaces.
- Hand sanitizer stations at key terminal locations.
- Regular disinfecting of all hard surfaces.
- Plexiglass barriers have been installed at check-in and boarding counters.
- Only travellers, employees, and deliveries are permitted inside the terminal building.
- Reminder signage has been installed to assist travellers in remembering to social distance.
- We have posted information regarding precautionary measures that can be taken by the public in key areas of the terminal.
How you can help prevent viruses, including COVID-19, from spreading
To reduce the spread of coronavirus, the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends following the same precautionary measures as you would to help prevent the spread of cold or flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- When coughing or sneezing cover your mouth and nose with your arm or tissues to reduce the spread of germs.
- Immediately dispose of any tissues you have used into the garbage as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
I have more questions. Who do I talk to?
Up-to-date information on the coronavirus in Canada: www.canada.ca/coronavirus.
Non-health related questions, including questions about compliance with the state of emergency: call 1-844-462-8387 (operational seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or email address email@example.com.
If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call 811 for screening.
Guidance on New Brunswick border restrictions: call 1-844-462-8387 on Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.