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What to expect

Policies in effect

Vaccinated travellers 


The Government of Canada has announced that mandatory randomized testing for fully-vaccinated, international arriving travellers will be temporarily suspended until mid-July. Learn more.

All travellers must use the ArriveCAN app to provide mandatory travel information. This needs to be submitted within 72 hours before arrival to Canada.   

To learn if you qualify for entry to Canada, 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.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers with right of entry to Canada will be required to test upon arrival and day 8, and must quarantine for 14 days.

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,  members of the public accessing the terminals 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.
  • 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. 

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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