Healthy Airport Commitment
We are committed to taking all measures necessary to ensure your health and safety. We continue to enhance existing measures and implement new initiatives and processes that will ensure you remain safe while traveling through the airport.
The following policies must be adhered to in the Air Terminal Building.

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all passengers and airport employees must wear face coverings or masks at all times. This includes pre- and post- security screening areas of the terminal and all other public areas in the terminal. Please visit the Transport Canada website for further guidance on face covering requirements for air travellers.


As always, follow in-terminal signage and maintain a safe physical distance of 2 metres from others whenever possible.

Flying to Canada requirements – entry and testing

The COVID-19 pandemic restricts travel to Canada and within Canada. It is essential to understand and comply with the requirements.

Regardless of your citizenship or vaccination status, you must meet requirements for pre-entry molecular tests and use ArriveCAN:

Find testing and entry requirements

Requirements to board flights to and within Canada

All existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for air travellers remain in place, including health check questions, and wearing masks on board flights to and within Canada.

All air travellers must wear a mask while travelling, except:

  • children under 2 years old
  • people who are unable to remove the mask without assistance
  • people who provide a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a face mask for a medical reason

Requirements for public transportation to and from your flight

Operators of public transportation services may require travellers to wear a mask.

Before you travel, check for updates to see how transportation measures affect your plans and what you need to pack.

Transportation measures for travellers

Flying to another province or territory

You will need to check if there are any restrictions that apply at your final destination.

If Canada is not your final destination

If you’re only transiting through Canada to reach another country, see transit to another country by air.

Departing Canada

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada advises that you avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and all travel on cruise ships outside Canada until further notice.

Foreign nationals leaving Canada should consult with the country of their destination.

Travelling outside of Canada

Travellers with signs or symptoms

If you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be allowed to board any public flight until:

  • 14 days have passed or
  • you present a medical certificate confirming that your symptoms are not related to COVID-19

Pre-Departure COVID-19 Testing and Negative Results Required for International Air Travellers Departing from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Algoma Public Health advises that individuals requesting a COVID-19 test for international travel clearance are no longer eligible for a publicly funded COVID-19 test in Ontario.

COVID-19 PCR Testing is available at Northstream Safety & Rehab

Booking is available online at Contact us | NorthStream Safety & Rehab or by telephone at 1-888-273-0143

COVID-19 Rapid-Antigen Testing is available at Shoppers Drug Mart

Booking is available by telephone at 1-705-949-2143 at 44 Great Northern Road Location or 1-705-945-1215 at 364 Second Line West Location in Sault Ste. Marie.

Please contact your airline directly or visit the website of the government to which you are travelling to determine the type of test that is accepted.


Other actions that we are taking

We have added or enhanced cleaning procedures and will continue to evolve these processes as needed. These include:

  • Installation of barrier glass at all terminal counters
  • Additional cleaning and heightened focus on high-touch areas, such as chairs and the car park pay station etc.
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations at key terminal locations entering the terminal building
  • Use of disinfecting solutions for baggage cart handrails and handles
  • Regular disinfecting of all hard surfaces
  • Enhanced disinfection of terminal washrooms
Other actions that the Government of Canada is taking

For more information on the most recent updates to the Government of Canada’s measures and guidelines to protect air travellers from COVID-19 visit the Government of Canada website.

Other resources