COVID-19 Testing Available to Arriving Passengers at Halifax Stanfield Starting June 8

*Please note this news release was issued on June 4, 2021. The Government of Nova Scotia has updated its testing program since this news release was published. For the latest information on airport testing, please visit the government’s COVID-19 Travel website.

Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) is pleased with the Government of Nova Scotia’s announcement today that, beginning June 8, COVID-19 testing will be available to passengers arriving at Halifax Stanfield.

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HIAA Records Significant Financial Loss in 2020 due to COVID-19; Prepares for Multi-Year Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly stalled air travel activity beginning in March 2020, resulting in the largest financial loss ever recorded by Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA).

This, and other details about how the pandemic affected HIAA and its plans for recovery, were presented today at its Annual Public Meeting, held virtually to comply with COVID-19 provincial public health protocols.

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2020 Passenger Traffic at Halifax Stanfield Hit 50-Year Low

HIAA Calls on Federal Government to Provide Financial Support, Implement National Health Strategy for Air Sector Recovery

Walking through Halifax Stanfield these days feels a bit like you’ve stumbled onto the set of a post-apocalyptic movie. Escalators are turned off, lights are dimmed, stores are shuttered, and traveller sightings are few and far between. The pandemic, which has created challenges for many in our communities, has decimated the aviation industry and stalled passenger traffic at levels not seen since 1972.

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