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Saskatoon John G Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE)

Last Updated: Sept. 6, 2020, 4:50 p.m.

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  • +1-306-975-8900
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  • Airport COVID 19 Website
  • Are passengers required to complete a government or airport issued pre-travel health declaration form?
  • No

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  • Weblink to more information (who requires the declaration?)

  • Can the health declaration form be completed online?

  • Please provide a weblink to the health declaration information/form

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

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  • Are passengers required to carry a test certificate?

  • 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?
  • All guests undergo health screening questionnaire and temperature check from the airline before travel. Starting September 23, all health screening questionnaire will be done by the airlines and temperature checks will be done at the security checkpoint.

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for international departures?
  • 3 Hours

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for domestic departures?
  • 2 Hours

  • Is the public (non-passengers) restricted from entering the public areas of the airport (e.g. departures, arrivals hall)?
  • No

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

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

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  • Common use airline kiosks are available in the airline check in area for passengers travelling on Air Canada and WestJet.

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

  • Provide details:
  • Our airline partners as well as cleaning contractors are wiping down and sanitizing kiosks on a regular bases. Hand sanitization station is available adjacent to each kiosk.

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

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  • Security screening agents would ask the guest to show/hold their boarding cards that can be scanned with a hand held scanner without touching.

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

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  • Airline agents would ask the guest to show/hold their boarding cards and ID that can be verified/scanned without any contact.

  • Are e-gates available at immigration entry points?
  • No

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

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

  • If airport-quarantine does the passenger bear hotel and other related costs, e.g. meals, transportation, etc.?

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  • Those who have arrived from outside Canada must immediately self quarantine for 14 days.

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

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  • Differentiated entry/exit points in the terminal. Masks are recommended and strongly encouraged.

  • Are drivers/meeters and greeters allowed to meet arriving passengers inside the terminal building?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • If entry is required, the airport recommends and strongly encourages the use of face masks, physical distancing and hand sanitization upon entry and exit.

  • Are there any specific measures for drivers/meeters and greeters meeting/collecting arriving passengers? (e.g., subject to health screening)
  • No

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  • Are there any special pick-up or curbside arrangements in place?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Free cell phone parking lot is available for vehicles coming to pick up. Enhanced cleaning and physical separation for all licensed taxi operators.

  • 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

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  • 2 meters physical distance guidance floor stickers in place at every location where there is a possibility of a queue formation.

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

  • Provide details:
  • Masks required inside the elevator.

  • Are limitations set for number of passengers on airport public ground transportation, e.g. shuttle busses, airport transit systems, etc.?
  • No

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  • 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

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  • Required to wear face covering only when there is no Plexiglas barrier between staff and passenger.

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear gloves?
  • No

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  • Are passenger-facing staff subject to health screening?
  • Yes

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  • Beginning September 23, all non passengers required to go post security will also require a temperature screening.

  • What special COVID-19 cleaning/sterilization measures has the airport implemented? Provide details for areas such as restrooms, boarding areas, dining areas, etc.?
  • Signification increase in cleaning measures for all high touch areas. Touch-less hand sanitization stations provided throughout the terminal. Disinfectant wipes provided at all baggage cart and mobility assistance stations.

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

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

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  • Seating has been reduced to promote physical distancing.

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

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  • Physical distancing recommendations are electronically displayed throughout the terminal.

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

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  • Touch-less stations provided throughout the terminal and work spaces.

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

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  • Does the airport provide a helpline to report COVID-19 concerns?
  • No

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  • Does the airport app, airlines app, or other third-party apps provide wayfinding indoor maps for passengers?
  • No

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

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  • Information is provided through Facebook, twitter, website as well as digital displays throughout the terminal.

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

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  • For detailed information visit - https://skyxe.ca/en-us/airport-services/accessibility

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

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

  • Provide details
  • Hospital grade filtration system installed at the airport.

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

  • Provide details
  • Evolving health related guidelines have been provided to staff through corporate communication.