As of April 2, 2020
Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) continues to monitor developments related to the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The health and safety of our passengers, visitors and employees is our top priority.
HIAA will continue to work closely with federal and provincial health authorities as well as our service delivery partners to provide updates as they become available.
Impacts on Travel
The Province of Nova Scotia has declared a State of Emergency, and recommends limiting all non-essential travel.
Effective March 23, if you return after being outside Nova Scotia, you must self-isolate for 14 days.
Provincial inspectors are onsite at Halifax Stanfield to help remind people of the travel measures and how to monitor their health for symptoms of COVID-19. Signage to this effect is being updated in domestic and international arrivals areas, as well as other strategic locations in the terminal building.
The Government of Canada has advised all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside the country until further notice. Travellers are asked to consult www.travel.gc.ca for the latest travel advice.
Additionally, the Government of Canada has implemented new domestic travel measures to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spreading from travel within Canada. The measures require airlines to conduct a health check of travellers before they board an aircraft with 10 or more seats travelling within Canada. Airlines must refuse boarding to a passenger who has COVID-19 symptoms.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) continue to use additional screening measures at major Canadian airports, including Halifax Stanfield, to ensure travellers are aware they must self-isolate for 14 days and identify any travellers who may be ill. Full details on what the Government is doing at Canadian borders and airports to prevent the spread of COVID-19 can be found on the PHAC website.
What about travel to/from the U.S.?
Canada and the United States agreed to close its shared border to non-essential travel, effective March 21. Reduced flight operations may continue in the coming days by select airlines to repatriate citizens to their home country.