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Airports across Canada will now check temperatures of passengers

More Canadian airports will implement temperature screening for departing passengers, airport workers and flight crew, effective retroactively to Sept. 23.

The new testing policy will apply to 11 new airports and include both domestic and international passengers, according to an update issued on Tuesday.

The airports affected by the policy will be in addition to the four airports already checking temperatures as of July 30.

The following airports will now take the temperatures of all departing passengers and non-passengers (e.g. airport workers, flight crew):

  • St. John’s
  • Halifax
  • Québec City
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto – Billy Bishop
  • Winnipeg
  • Regina
  • Saskatoon
  • Edmonton
  • Kelowna
  • Victoria

Transport Minister Marc Garneau said that the expanded temperature screenings is another measure in the government's "multi-layered approach" to the pandemic.

"As Minister of Transport, my highest priority is the safety and security of Canadians and the transportation system," Garneau said. "The collective efforts of all Canadians have helped us during the pandemic, and will continue to do so as we move forward."

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Vancouver International Airport

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