COVID-19 update

The Government of Canada is advising against all non-essential international travel.

It is mandatory for all passengers to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to Canada.

The Canada-U.S. land border travel restrictions are in effect and will stay in place until 11:59 pm EST on April 20. Under these restrictions, the Canada-U.S. land border will be closed to all non-essential travel, remaining open only for commercial operations and people who need to cross for essential work. The partial closing does not apply to air, freight rail, or sea travel between the United States and Canada.

As per BC’s medical health officer, if you are returning from an international trip, it is mandatory for you to self-isolate for 14-days.

  • If you are a returning Canadian or on essential business travel you will be allowed in.
  • Airlines are now mandated to prevent all travellers who present symptoms of COVID-19 to board a plane at point of origin, meaning anyone who has symptoms will not be able to come to Canada.
  • Continue to monitor updates from your airline and the Government of Canada as information is changing every day. 

Are international flights arriving at YLW?

YLW currently has one transborder flight arriving daily from Seattle. All international passengers arriving at YLW undergo the same screening protocols as other airports such as Toronto, Montreal, Calgary or Vancouver. The entry of who comes into Canada is the responsibility of the Government of Canada, and we are working closely with our government partners to ensure arriving international passengers are safely and effectively screened. 

For more information and updates about how YLW is responding to COVID-19, visit: ylw.kelowna.ca/coronavirus.