Coronavirus update: information for YLW passengers
Updated: March 16, 2020
We understand that there is concern among passengers, employees and residents surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. It is important to remember that the the B.C. Ministry of Health continues to deem the overall risk to British Columbians as low.
While the public health risk remains low for Canada and for Canadian travellers, the safety of airport employees, passengers and our greater community is always our priority at YLW. We are committed to keeping employees, passengers and the public informed as we receive updates on coronavirus.
Canadian airports, including YLW, follow directions provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). PHAC has advised YLW to implement additional screening measures for arriving passengers to detect and contain coronavirus.
- All passengers arriving at YLW from international destinations will be asked if they have been in certain parts of the world deemed to be of high risk for coronavirus.
- If you are arriving from an affected area and are experiencing flu-like symptoms, notify a border services officer.
YLW has proactively implemented several preventative, precautionary safeguards in the terminal, which include:
- increasing the number of hand sanitizer stations located throughout the terminal
- increased frequency of cleaning common areas such as check-in kiosks, handrails and door handles, luggage carts and wheelchairs
- promoting everyday preventative behaviours with our teams across the airport
Helpful links for the latest information from PHAC on the novel coronavirus situation:
- Visit the PHAC website
- Read the preventing coronavirus infection information
- Call the PHAC public information line if you have additional questions: 1-833-784-4397
- Get the latest updates on novel coronavirus at BCCDC.ca