What to Expect if You’re Flying this Holiday Season
Get ready, travellers will make their way through Halifax Stanfield to reunite with friends and loved ones this holiday season, many for the first time since the pandemic began.
A lot has changed at Halifax Stanfield since we saw the last wave of holiday travellers in 2019, so we’re sharing 8 things to keep in mind before you visit the airport this holiday season.
- Check the status of your flight before leaving home. There are many things that can impact your airline’s schedule, including weather. To stay up to date on your flight, look online before heading out the door.
- If you’re parking at the airport, you can use the parkade that’s attached to the terminal building or the exterior parking lot (first-come, first-serve). Please note: The Park n’ Fly lot remains closed given reduced passenger traffic throughout the pandemic.
- Arrive at the airport with enough time to accommodate any wait times you may encounter at check-in or security screening. We recommend arriving at least 2 hours before your flight, particularly if you are checking bags.
- Make sure everything in your carry-on will clear security and learn how the security screening process works by checking CATSA’s website.
- Know your testing requirements. Confirm the testing requirements of your destination, as well as those to return to Nova Scotia before you travel.
- Businesses in the terminal have modified their hours to serve you during peak times, you can find their holiday hours here.
- Always wear your mask in the parkade and terminal building. You’ll also have to wear a mask on your flight and only be removed when eating or drinking, or for identification purposes.
- Passengers (12 and up) must be able to provide proof of vaccination. We encourage you to check with the jurisdiction you’re travelling to in advance to ensure you also have the documentation they require.