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Halifax Robert L Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

Last Updated: July 16, 2020, 9:38 a.m.

  • Jo-Anne McLean
  • 902.873.3014
  • Airport Website
  • Airport COVID 19 Website
  • Are passengers required to complete a government or airport issued pre-travel health declaration form?
  • Yes

  • Weblink to the health declaration form
  • https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/alerts-notices/Self-declaration-Form-Tracking-Travellers-to-Nova-Scotia.pdf

  • Weblink to more information (who requires the declaration?)
  • https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/alerts-notices/#travel

  • Can the health declaration form be completed online?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to undergo a test for COVID-19 before starting their journey?
  • No

  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests or screening?
  • Yes

  • Provide details: What type of screening is required? By whom is the screening conducted? Is screening for all passengers or for specific airlines?
  • Airlines complete temperature checks and also conduct a health screening questionnaire for passengers over the age of 2

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for international departures?
  • No

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for domestic departures?
  • No

  • Is the public (non-passengers) restricted from entering the public areas of the airport (e.g. departures, arrivals hall)?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • To minimize contact and respect physical distancing, the airport terminal is reserved for employees and travellers only.

  • Are exceptions made for accompanying persons assisting minors traveling alone or persons with disabilities, including those with reduced mobility?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • If a traveller requires assistance, one person wearing a mask may enter the air terminal building to help.

  • Does the airport provide self-service kiosks for printing boarding pass and bag tag?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Self-service kiosks are located at airline check-in areas, in the parking garage near car rental returns and on the mezzanine near the exit of the parking garage.

  • Does the airport implement a sanitization process for kiosk touch screens to enable the disinfection of the screen between each use?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Cleaning and sanitization of high-traffic areas, washrooms, and common touchpoints has been ramped has been increased. Additional cleaning staff has been hired to ensure this is done at the highest efficiency.

  • Is the access to airport checkpoint security touchless/does it reduce the need for document exchange/handling?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Screening officers use hand-held scanners and travellers are asked to hold on to their own electronic or printed documents while they are scanned.

  • Is the airport boarding process touchless i.e. biometric or e-gates?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Gates are equipped with electronic boarding pass scanning equipment.

  • Are e-gates available at immigration entry points?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Primary Inspection Kiosks are available for passport scanning and electronic completion of declaration information. The latter may also be completed ahead of time on an app.

  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests on arrival?
  • No

  • Are passengers required to quarantine on arrival at the airport?
  • 14

  • Provide details:
  • People from outside Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days when they arrive in Nova Scotia. They are required to go directly to their destination and stay there for 14 days, or for the duration of their stay if it's less than 14 days. Before they travel to the province, every adult (18 or older) from outside Atlantic Canada needs to complete a self-declaration form which tracks travellers to Nova Scotia, unless they are exempt from self-isolation or have an exception from the Government of Nova Scotia.

  • What, if any, protocols and precautions are in place for arriving passengers who are exiting the landside area?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Signage and announcements reminding of physical distancing requirements and advising to wear masks and to wash hands. Strategic placement of hand sanitizer dispensers.

  • Are drivers/meeters and greeters allowed to meet arriving passengers inside the terminal building?
  • No

  • Are there any specific measures for drivers/meeters and greeters meeting/collecting arriving passengers? (e.g., subject to health screening)
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Drivers picking up or dropping off a traveller, must wait outside the terminal building in our designated pick up and drop off areas. If a person must enter the terminal to assist a traveller, they must wear a mask and practice physical distancing.

  • Are there any special pick-up or curbside arrangements in place?
  • No

  • Is physical distancing required in airport?
  • Yes

  • What is the required physical distance?
  • 2 meters

  • Are there spacing marks on floors to guide passengers?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • At check-in, boarding gates, baggage carousels and most concessions.

  • Are physical distancing rules in place for elevators, escalators, and moving walkways?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Distance markers on elevator floors.

  • Are limitations set for number of passengers on airport public ground transportation, e.g. shuttle busses, airport transit systems, etc.?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Public transit blocks alternating seats and allows a maximum of 5 passengers to stand. Travellers from outside Atlantic region may not board. Hotel shuttles restrict numbers if necessary.

  • Are passengers required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Does the airport provide face coverings?
  • No

  • Can face coverings be purchased at the airport?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to wear gloves?
  • No

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • All staff and travellers must wear masks in public areas of air terminal building.

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear gloves?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • ONLY CATSA screening officers. They are required to wear gloves at all times and gloves must be changes frequently.

  • Are passenger-facing staff subject to health screening?
  • No

  • What special COVID-19 cleaning/sterilization measures has the airport implemented? Provide details for areas such as restrooms, boarding areas, dining areas, etc.?
  • Washrooms are regularly and thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. After each flight departure, boarding areas and bridges are cleaned and sanitized. Chairs and tables in food court are cleaned and sanitized after each customer.All sanitizing performed using anti-viral products.

  • Has the airport implemented physical distancing detection technology?
  • No

  • Has seating been adapted to support physical distancing in the following areas?
  • Boarding areas, Dining areas,

  • Provide details
  • Several tables and chairs have been removed from food court to increase distance between diners. Prominent signage at boarding gates and labels on seating promote physical distancing.

  • Does the airport provide signage and announcements via PA system to encourage physical distancing measures in place?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Regular announcements are made in both official languages reminding travellers and staff to practice physical distancing. Strategically placed signage reminds of same.

  • Does the airport provide hand-sanitizing stations?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Hand-sanitizing stations have been strategically placed around the airport.

  • Is there a medical clinic located in or near the airport terminal/facility?
  • No

  • Does the airport provide a helpline to report COVID-19 concerns?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Travellers may report concerns by means of HIAA public email (info@hiaa.ca) or social media platforms. All emails are answered and concerns addressed.

  • Does the airport app, airlines app, or other third-party apps provide wayfinding indoor maps for passengers?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Although we do not have an airport app, our terminal building has been mapped out by the Apple Maps teams and offers limited indoor wayfinding using iPhone or iPad with Apple Maps.

  • Is there any mechanism, such as social media or mobile apps, to disseminate information to the travelling public?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Actively engaged on several social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Relevant COVID-19 information is regularly updated on airport website .

  • Are there any other particular processes in place to assist passengers with reduced mobility (wheelchair) or passengers with disabilities?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • In addition to assistance regularly offered by air carriers to and from flights, pre-arranged curbside assistance is available with 3 weeks notice. Arrangements made through Customer Relations.

  • Does the airport provide self-service dining options, where passengers have limited contact with retail, food and beverage staff?
  • No

  • Does the airport have a ventilation filtration system that recycles air on a regular basis?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • HVAC system consistently recirculates air 24/7. Air quality is controlled by two types of filters that trap large and small particles. A maintenance schedule ensures fliters are replaced accordingly.

  • Does the airport offer any staff training program, relating to health or COVID-19?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Staff were recently assigned COVID-19 Safe Work Practices training .