Coronavirus update: information for YLW passengers

January 31, 2020

Updated: February 13, 2020

The B.C. Ministry of Health has confirmed four positive cases of coronavirus in B.C., however, the risk of infection in the province continues to remain low at this time.

On Jan. 30, 2020 the World Health Organization announced a global emergency for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). 

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.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has advised international airports to implement additional screening measures for arriving passengers to detect and contain the 2019-nCoV infection.

  • All passengers arriving at YLW from international destinations will be asked if they have been in the province of Hubei, China in the last 14 days.
  • If you are arriving from an affected area and are experiencing flu-like symptoms, notify a border services officer.

YLW has also proactively implemented several preventative, precautionary safeguards in the terminal, which include:

  • hand sanitizer stations located throughout the terminal
  • increased frequency of cleaning common areas such as check-in kiosks, handrails, luggage carts and in the washrooms.

We are committed to keeping employees, passengers and the public informed as we receive updates on coronavirus.

Helpful links for the latest information from PHAC on the novel coronavirus situation: