COVID-19 Information

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YYG Charlottetown Airport has been committed to doing everything possible to protect the health and safety of our employees, tenants, guests, and passengers. These efforts have recently been recognized by Airports Council International (ACI) and YYG is now accredited in its Airport Accreditation program.

ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation program is designed to reassure the travelling public that airport facilities remain safe and that precautions are being taken to limit health risks during the travel process. Participation in the program is voluntary for airports, who are also required to complete ongoing self-assessments and quality assurances, leading to a cycle of continuous improvement.

When you do decide to travel again it’s important to educate yourself on the processes and procedures as well as learn about the measures now implemented at the airport designed to keep passengers and employees healthy and safe.

Rapid Testing for Departing Travel

YYG Charlottetown Airport (YYG) is pleased to partner with Canadian Health Labs (CHL) to provide COVID-19 testing at the Charlottetown Airport. 

Several different options are available for purchase and can be found here. Some important information to note is as follows:

  • Testing is conducted by CHL.
  • Test results will be provided within 30 minutes.
  • Rapid antigen testing is only test available by CHL currently.
  • Testing is located next to Budley's in the terminal building.
  • Testing is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (as of June 22).
  • Testing is available for all ages.

Following a purchase, an email will be sent out to book an appointment for administration of the test and receiving a travel certificate. Please be sure to check your junk/spam folder as well. In the event you did not receive an email, please escalate to yyg@canadianhealthlabs.com.

Below are some frequently asked questions to answer general questions regarding the service that CHL is providing at YYG. If you have additional questions, please contact CHL directly at yyg@canadianhealthlabs.com.

CHL Rapid Test Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make a reservation?
Although it is not required, it is recommended that you make an appointment in advance. Once travellers purchase a test you can make a reservation by following the instructions provided in the email.

What happens if I test positive?
If you test positive, you will be unable travel and should follow all public health guidelines for PEI. 

Which countries will accept a rapid antigen test for entry?
As entry requirements vary by country, and are changing on a regular basis, travellers are responsible to ensure they know what test is suitable for their destination. Most countries, but not all, do accept a rapid antigen test for entry.  

Travellers can visit the site below to see the latest requirements by country. This is not a CHL or YYG site, therefore neither organization makes no warranties or assurances about the accuracy of the information on this page. https://apply.joinsherpa.com/travel-restrictions

Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Please contact CHL by email at yyg@canadianhealthlabs.com.

Before You Fly

  • For the latest requirements, please visit the Transport Canada website.
  • Review public health guidelines and any documentation that may be required at transit points and your final destination.
  • Before arriving at the airport, consider using contactless check-in on your smartphone.
  • Frequent disinfecting of all common areas at the airport is in place.

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