Rapid Covid Testing in Calgary International Airport for Alberta Residents starting November 2.

Rapid Covid Testing in Calgary International Airport for Alberta Residents starting November 2.

We are only a few days away from the new 26-week pilot project announced last week between the governments of Canada and Alberta to lead Canada’s first quarantine reduction project to allow eligible travellers to reduce their mandatory quarantine to as little as 2 days with a negative test. 

Starting November 2, ALBERTA RESIDENTS and eligible international travellers arriving on a NON-STOP flight into Calgary International Airport (YYC) can voluntarily choose to take a Covid-19 test. 

After the test, guests must stay in Alberta after their arrival and enter quarantine until test results are returned. Guests with negative test results are no longer required to remain in quarantine but will be required to submit a second test at Day 6 or 7. Guests with positive results will remain in quarantine for 14 days. 

A few details to note:

This pilot project is only available to Alberta residents at this time. This may be expanded or restricted at any point as results are evaluated throughout the trial. 

Travellers must be arriving on an international direct flight into Calgary International Airport (YYC) to be eligible to participate. 

Alberta residents (and eligible essential travellers) arriving in Calgary but connecting to other Alberta airports are eligible as long as they remain in Alberta for at least 14 days after arrival. 

I know there have been lots of questions since the announcement last week and likely more to come as you have more questions that may come up as you start to think about travel this upcoming winter season. 

This is the time to reach out to a travel advisor to help you make those travel plans with the ever-changing information for your entry requirements, eligibility and return to Canada options. There is a lot of information. It’s our job to understand it and translate its relevance to you and your trip specifically. After 8 months of cancelling trips, I am so excited to begin a new path of planning and booking trips with you! 

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