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      COVID-19

      travel requirements

      requirements can change quickly. always review the COVID-19 travel policies of your destination prior to travel.

      Last Updated: Jun 20, 2022.

      PLEASE NOTE: Federal regulations require all passengers to show their COVID-19 documents, dependent on the destination's entry requirements, to the airline prior to boarding. Passengers who fail to do so will not be allowed to fly and will not be eligible for a refund or credit. If you do not meet the travel requirements, please see our Flexibility Policies page.

      Last Updated: Jun 20, 2022.

      PLEASE NOTE: Federal regulations require all passengers to show their COVID-19 documents, dependent on the destination's entry requirements, to the airline prior to boarding. Passengers who fail to do so will not be allowed to fly and will not be eligible for a refund or credit. If you do not meet the travel requirements, please see our Flexibility Policies page.

      for travel within canada

      • All travellers 12 years and 4 months of age and older, boarding any domestic Flair flight between two points in Canada are required to be fully vaccinated; and to provide their proof of vaccine during their travel journey.

      As of June 20, 2022, at 00:01 EDT, vaccination will no longer be a requirement to board a plane in Canada. This change does not affect border measures that require all travellers entering Canada to continue following entry requirements, including vaccination. Other public health measures, such as wearing a mask, continue to apply and will be enforced throughout a traveller’s journey on a plane or train.

      The requirements do not apply to the following persons;

      1. a child who is less than 12 years and four months old;
      2. a crew member;
      3. a person who arrives at an airport in Canada from any other country on board an aircraft in order to transit to another country and remains in a sterile transit area, as defined in section 2 of the Immigrations and refugee protections regulations.

      To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, passengers must have received, at least 14 full days prior to the day of travel:

      1. at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted by the Government of Canada for the purpose of travel; or
      2. a mix of 2 accepted vaccines; or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
      3. at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

      Vaccines that are accepted by the Government of Canada for the purpose of travel to and within Canada:

      1. AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
      2. Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
      3. Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
      4. Moderna (mRNA-1273)
      5. Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
      6. Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV)
      7. Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)

      All passengers on flights within Canada will be required to make a declaration before being allowed to board a flight, and confirm they have proof of vaccination and are able to provide their proof upon request.

      Flair must notify every person boarding the aircraft for every flight within Canada that they must provide information related to their COVID-19 vaccination and evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination result prior to boarding their flight. They must also notify passengers that they may be denied boarding if they fail to comply with the proof of vaccination.

      Flair will be required to report the instances where they had to deny entry/boarding to an individual due to lack of proof of vaccination or in cases when they have reason to believe that a person has provided evidence of a proof of vaccination that is likely to be false or misleading.

      Types of acceptable proof of vaccination could include:

      1. paper;
      2. digital; or
      3. for passengers connecting from an international to domestic flight, ArriveCan receipt with immunization status denoted.

      The proof of vaccination may be issued by the government or non-government entity that is authorized to issue proof of a vaccine (such as a medical office, clinic or pharmacy) and must contain the following:

      1. full name or the person who received the vaccine (family name and given names);
      2. the name of the government or the name of the non-governmental entity;
      3. the brand name or any other information that identifies the vaccine that was administered; and
      4. the brand name or any other information that identifies the vaccine that was administered; andthe dates on which the vaccine was administered or, if the evidence is one document issued for both doses and the document only specifies the date on which the most recent dose was administered, that date.

      The COVID-19 vaccination must be in English or French and any translation into English or French must be a certified translation. The second dose of the vaccine must be completed at least 14 days before the day on which they are travelling.

      EXAMPLE: If the last dose was anytime on Thursday July 1, then Friday July 16 would be the first day that the traveller would meet the 14-day condition).

      If a passenger is denied travel due to not having the required documentation for showing proof of full vaccination, the passenger is not eligible to rebook on another Flair flight until 72 hours has lapsed and when they can obtain proof of a valid COVID vaccine.

      Passengers who are denied travel as a result of not having the required documentation they are not eligible for a refund.

      If a passenger is denied travel due to not having the required documentation for showing proof of full vaccination, the CSA must complete the "Passenger COVID 19 Denial Form". This form can be found on Aerostudies and must be printed and added to your Station Operations Binder. You must complete and submit the form within 2 hours of the passenger's denial.



      Government of Canada website for more info.

      • All travellers 12 years and 4 months of age and older, boarding any domestic Flair flight between two points in Canada are required to be fully vaccinated; and to provide their proof of vaccine during their travel journey.

      As of June 20, 2022, at 00:01 EDT, vaccination will no longer be a requirement to board a plane in Canada. This change does not affect border measures that require all travellers entering Canada to continue following entry requirements, including vaccination. Other public health measures, such as wearing a mask, continue to apply and will be enforced throughout a traveller’s journey on a plane or train.

      The requirements do not apply to the following persons;

      1. a child who is less than 12 years and four months old;
      2. a crew member;
      3. a person who arrives at an airport in Canada from any other country on board an aircraft in order to transit to another country and remains in a sterile transit area, as defined in section 2 of the Immigrations and refugee protections regulations.

      To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, passengers must have received, at least 14 full days prior to the day of travel:

      1. at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted by the Government of Canada for the purpose of travel; or
      2. a mix of 2 accepted vaccines; or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
      3. at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

      Vaccines that are accepted by the Government of Canada for the purpose of travel to and within Canada:

      1. AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
      2. Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
      3. Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
      4. Moderna (mRNA-1273)
      5. Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
      6. Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV)
      7. Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)

      All passengers on flights within Canada will be required to make a declaration before being allowed to board a flight, and confirm they have proof of vaccination and are able to provide their proof upon request.

      Flair must notify every person boarding the aircraft for every flight within Canada that they must provide information related to their COVID-19 vaccination and evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination result prior to boarding their flight. They must also notify passengers that they may be denied boarding if they fail to comply with the proof of vaccination.

      Flair will be required to report the instances where they had to deny entry/boarding to an individual due to lack of proof of vaccination or in cases when they have reason to believe that a person has provided evidence of a proof of vaccination that is likely to be false or misleading.

      Types of acceptable proof of vaccination could include:

      1. paper;
      2. digital; or
      3. for passengers connecting from an international to domestic flight, ArriveCan receipt with immunization status denoted.

      The proof of vaccination may be issued by the government or non-government entity that is authorized to issue proof of a vaccine (such as a medical office, clinic or pharmacy) and must contain the following:

      1. full name or the person who received the vaccine (family name and given names);
      2. the name of the government or the name of the non-governmental entity;
      3. the brand name or any other information that identifies the vaccine that was administered; and
      4. the brand name or any other information that identifies the vaccine that was administered; andthe dates on which the vaccine was administered or, if the evidence is one document issued for both doses and the document only specifies the date on which the most recent dose was administered, that date.

      The COVID-19 vaccination must be in English or French and any translation into English or French must be a certified translation. The second dose of the vaccine must be completed at least 14 days before the day on which they are travelling.

      EXAMPLE: If the last dose was anytime on Thursday July 1, then Friday July 16 would be the first day that the traveller would meet the 14-day condition).

      If a passenger is denied travel due to not having the required documentation for showing proof of full vaccination, the passenger is not eligible to rebook on another Flair flight until 72 hours has lapsed and when they can obtain proof of a valid COVID vaccine.

      Passengers who are denied travel as a result of not having the required documentation they are not eligible for a refund.

      If a passenger is denied travel due to not having the required documentation for showing proof of full vaccination, the CSA must complete the "Passenger COVID 19 Denial Form". This form can be found on Aerostudies and must be printed and added to your Station Operations Binder. You must complete and submit the form within 2 hours of the passenger's denial.



      Government of Canada website for more info.

      flights from the usa to canada

      Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water.

      You must still use ArriveCAN before and after April 1.

      As of June 20, 2022, at 00:01 EDT, vaccination will no longer be a requirement to board a plane in Canada. This change does not affect border measures that require all travellers entering Canada to continue following entry requirements, including vaccination. Other public health measures, such as wearing a mask, continue to apply and will be enforced throughout a traveller’s journey on a plane or train.

      Travellers are eligible to enter or return to Canada if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller. Here's a checklist of what you'll need at the border if you're a fully vaccinated traveller.

      Upon arrival in Canada, travellers may also be subjected to on-arrival testing. This applies to fully vaccinated travellers as well.

      Pre-Departure Testing Requirements
      Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers will be denied boarding if they are unable to provide printed or electronic proof of:

      COVID-19 Molecular Test Result
      • a negative COVID-19 molecular test result performed by an accredited laboratory or testing provider within 72 hours of the flight’s initial scheduled departure time; or
      • a previous positive test result taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before the flight’s initial scheduled departure time
      . Counting starts the day following the day of testing.

      COVID-19 Antigen Test Result
      • A negative antigen test result performed by an accredited laboratory or testing provider no more than one calendar day before the flight’s initial scheduled departure time. In the case that the traveller has a connecting flight to Canada, the pre-departure test must be conducted within the appropriate timeframe based on the last direct flight to Canada.
      Self-administered tests: Self-administered molecular and antigen test results are also accepted provided they are observed by an authorized entity, the results are verified, and the requirements noted above are followed. Positive antigen test results are not accepted regardless of whether they are performed or observed by authorized entity.

      All test results must include the following information:
      • The person’s name and date of birth;
      • The name and civic address of the accredited laboratory or testing provider that performed or observed the test and verified the test result;
      • The date the specimen was collected and the test method used;
      • The test result.

      Note: Negative pre-departure tests will not be accepted from countries where there is an outbreak of a variant of COVID-19 or there are reasonable grounds to believe that there is an outbreak of that variant. The list of countries is determined by the Minister of Health.


      Arrival Testing Requirements
      Upon arrival in Canada, all travellers may be subjected to an on-arrival COVID-19 test (unless exempt).

      All unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers will undergo a COVID-19 test on‑arrival and on day-8 following their arrival, and quarantine at a suitable location for a period of 14 days.

      All fully vaccinated travellers will undergo a COVID-19 test if randomly selected; however, they are not required to quarantine.

      Should an arrival test come back positive, or the traveller develops signs and symptoms of COVID-19 within the 14 days after entry to Canada, travellers are required to immediately isolate themselves for a period of 10 days that begins on either the date they took their test (if validated by the test provider) or the date on the test result or on the day the person developed signs or symptoms.

      All travellers to Canada, even those who are fully vaccinated, must use the ArriveCAN app or website to provide their travel and contact information, 14 day travel history, suitable quarantine plan, and proof of vaccination information within 72 hours before their flight.

      For more information on COVID-19 testing, please consult: Government of Canada.

      Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water.

      You must still use ArriveCAN before and after April 1.

      As of June 20, 2022, at 00:01 EDT, vaccination will no longer be a requirement to board a plane in Canada. This change does not affect border measures that require all travellers entering Canada to continue following entry requirements, including vaccination. Other public health measures, such as wearing a mask, continue to apply and will be enforced throughout a traveller’s journey on a plane or train.

      Travellers are eligible to enter or return to Canada if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller. Here's a checklist of what you'll need at the border if you're a fully vaccinated traveller.

      Upon arrival in Canada, travellers may also be subjected to on-arrival testing. This applies to fully vaccinated travellers as well.

      Pre-Departure Testing Requirements
      Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers will be denied boarding if they are unable to provide printed or electronic proof of:

      COVID-19 Molecular Test Result
      • a negative COVID-19 molecular test result performed by an accredited laboratory or testing provider within 72 hours of the flight’s initial scheduled departure time; or
      • a previous positive test result taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before the flight’s initial scheduled departure time
      . Counting starts the day following the day of testing.

      COVID-19 Antigen Test Result
      • A negative antigen test result performed by an accredited laboratory or testing provider no more than one calendar day before the flight’s initial scheduled departure time. In the case that the traveller has a connecting flight to Canada, the pre-departure test must be conducted within the appropriate timeframe based on the last direct flight to Canada.
      Self-administered tests: Self-administered molecular and antigen test results are also accepted provided they are observed by an authorized entity, the results are verified, and the requirements noted above are followed. Positive antigen test results are not accepted regardless of whether they are performed or observed by authorized entity.

      All test results must include the following information:
      • The person’s name and date of birth;
      • The name and civic address of the accredited laboratory or testing provider that performed or observed the test and verified the test result;
      • The date the specimen was collected and the test method used;
      • The test result.

      Note: Negative pre-departure tests will not be accepted from countries where there is an outbreak of a variant of COVID-19 or there are reasonable grounds to believe that there is an outbreak of that variant. The list of countries is determined by the Minister of Health.


      Arrival Testing Requirements
      Upon arrival in Canada, all travellers may be subjected to an on-arrival COVID-19 test (unless exempt).

      All unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers will undergo a COVID-19 test on‑arrival and on day-8 following their arrival, and quarantine at a suitable location for a period of 14 days.

      All fully vaccinated travellers will undergo a COVID-19 test if randomly selected; however, they are not required to quarantine.

      Should an arrival test come back positive, or the traveller develops signs and symptoms of COVID-19 within the 14 days after entry to Canada, travellers are required to immediately isolate themselves for a period of 10 days that begins on either the date they took their test (if validated by the test provider) or the date on the test result or on the day the person developed signs or symptoms.

      All travellers to Canada, even those who are fully vaccinated, must use the ArriveCAN app or website to provide their travel and contact information, 14 day travel history, suitable quarantine plan, and proof of vaccination information within 72 hours before their flight.

      For more information on COVID-19 testing, please consult: Government of Canada.

      flights from canada to the us - proof of vaccine and attestation

      All non-U.S. citizen, non-immigrant air passengers, unless exempt, are required to present proof that they are fully vaccinated prior to boarding a flight to the US. Masks are required for passengers for all Flair flights.

      Passengers who are exempt from the requirements to be fully vaccinated are:

      persons on diplomatic or official foreign government travel;

      1. children under 18 years of age;
      2. participants in certain COVID-19 vaccine trials;
      3. persons with medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine;
      4. persons issued a humanitarian or emergency exception;
      5. persons with valid non-immigrant visas (excluding B-1 [business] or B-2 [tourism] visas) who are
      6. citizens of a country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability (Table 4);
      7. members of the U.S. Armed Forces or their spouses or children (under 18 years of age);
      8. sea crew members traveling pursuant to a C-1 and D non-immigrant visa;
      9. persons whose entry would be in the U.S. national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State,
      10. Secretary of Transportation, or Secretary of Homeland Security (or their designees).

      Passengers who are exempt from being fully vaccinated and are not presenting valid vaccine documentation must complete and present an Excepted Covered Individual Attestation found on Aerostudies.

      Proof of vaccine, at minimum:

      1. must be issued by an official source (e.g. public health or government agency, or authorized vaccine provider);
      2. have the passenger's full name which must match the passenger's name on their passport;
      3. have the date of birth of the passenger;
      4. have the date the vaccines were administered;
      5. list the type of vaccines

      The following criteria for a passenger to qualify as being a "Fully Vaccinated Individual" are:

      1. 2 weeks (14 days) since a person received one dose of an accepted single-dose-series COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Janssen/J&J); OR
      2. 2 weeks (14 days) since a person's second dose in a 2-dose series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine;
      3. 2 weeks (14 days) since a person received the full series of an "active" (not placebo).
      4. COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials.

      Every passenger traveling on a Flair flight from Canada to the US must complete an Attestation prior to boarding their flight.

      Flair will not offer refunds for passengers who do not meet the vaccine or testing requirements.

      All non-U.S. citizen, non-immigrant air passengers, unless exempt, are required to present proof that they are fully vaccinated prior to boarding a flight to the US. Masks are required for passengers for all Flair flights.

      Passengers who are exempt from the requirements to be fully vaccinated are:

      persons on diplomatic or official foreign government travel;

      1. children under 18 years of age;
      2. participants in certain COVID-19 vaccine trials;
      3. persons with medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine;
      4. persons issued a humanitarian or emergency exception;
      5. persons with valid non-immigrant visas (excluding B-1 [business] or B-2 [tourism] visas) who are
      6. citizens of a country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability (Table 4);
      7. members of the U.S. Armed Forces or their spouses or children (under 18 years of age);
      8. sea crew members traveling pursuant to a C-1 and D non-immigrant visa;
      9. persons whose entry would be in the U.S. national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State,
      10. Secretary of Transportation, or Secretary of Homeland Security (or their designees).

      Passengers who are exempt from being fully vaccinated and are not presenting valid vaccine documentation must complete and present an Excepted Covered Individual Attestation found on Aerostudies.

      Proof of vaccine, at minimum:

      1. must be issued by an official source (e.g. public health or government agency, or authorized vaccine provider);
      2. have the passenger's full name which must match the passenger's name on their passport;
      3. have the date of birth of the passenger;
      4. have the date the vaccines were administered;
      5. list the type of vaccines

      The following criteria for a passenger to qualify as being a "Fully Vaccinated Individual" are:

      1. 2 weeks (14 days) since a person received one dose of an accepted single-dose-series COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Janssen/J&J); OR
      2. 2 weeks (14 days) since a person's second dose in a 2-dose series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine;
      3. 2 weeks (14 days) since a person received the full series of an "active" (not placebo).
      4. COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials.

      Every passenger traveling on a Flair flight from Canada to the US must complete an Attestation prior to boarding their flight.

      Flair will not offer refunds for passengers who do not meet the vaccine or testing requirements.

      exemptions

      Please note: Late submissions will not be accepted.

      medical

      Download the medical exemption form

      Please fill out and send the completed form to medical@flyflair.com. This form must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to departure.

      religious

      Download the religious exemption form

      Please fill out and send the completed form to medical@flyflair.com. This form must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to departure.

      medical inability to be vaccinated

      Download the medical inability to be vaccinated exemption form

      Please fill out and send the completed form to medical@flyflair.com. This form must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to departure.

      Please note: Late submissions will not be accepted.

      medical

      Download the medical exemption form

      Please fill out and send the completed form to medical@flyflair.com. This form must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to departure.

      religious

      Download the religious exemption form

      Please fill out and send the completed form to medical@flyflair.com. This form must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to departure.

      medical inability to be vaccinated

      Download the medical inability to be vaccinated exemption form

      Please fill out and send the completed form to medical@flyflair.com. This form must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to departure.

      mask requirements for all air travellers

      The Government of Canada is requiring that all travellers wear a mask large enough to cover their mouth, nose and chin during their travel through Canadian airports and in-flight.

      For everyone’s safety, travellers must wear a mask throughout their entire travel journey – even if they are fully vaccinated. Travellers must confirm that they have in their possession the mandatory mask as part of the registration or check-in process otherwise they will be denied boarding.

      Refusal to comply with the wearing of a mask could result in a fine of $5,000.

      Exceptions: • a child who is less than two years of age; • a child who is at least two years of age but less than six years of age who is unable to tolerate wearing a mask;* • a person who provides a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a mask for a medical reason; • a person who is unable to remove their mask without assistance; • a person who is unconscious; • a person who is asked by an official of the air operator, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Canada Border Services Agency officer, or a Canadian public health official to briefly remove their mask at the security screening, boarding gate or customs controlled areas of the airport for identification purposes; and • during the flight when the safety of the traveller could be endangered by wearing a mask, or for brief periods when the person is eating, drinking or taking oral medications.

      Mask dos: • Do ensure the mask is made of multiple layers of tightly woven materials (such as cotton or linen). • Do wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after touching the mask. • Do use the ear loops or ties to put on and remove the mask. • Do ensure your nose, mouth and chin are fully covered. • Do discard masks that cannot be washed in a plastic lined garbage bin after use. • Do consider wearing a clear mask if you’re hard of hearing, or interact with people who use lip-reading to communicate.

      Mask don’ts: • Don’t wear masks with exhalation valves or vents, those made with mesh or lace fabric, neck gaiters, scarves and bandanas, or face shields only (without a mask). • Don’t wear a loose mask. • Don’t wear a mask made exclusively of plastic sheeting or materials that easily fall apart (e.g., tissues). • Don’t touch the mask while wearing it. • Don’t remove the mask to talk to someone

      The Government of Canada is requiring that all travellers wear a mask large enough to cover their mouth, nose and chin during their travel through Canadian airports and in-flight.

      For everyone’s safety, travellers must wear a mask throughout their entire travel journey – even if they are fully vaccinated. Travellers must confirm that they have in their possession the mandatory mask as part of the registration or check-in process otherwise they will be denied boarding.

      Refusal to comply with the wearing of a mask could result in a fine of $5,000.

      Exceptions: • a child who is less than two years of age; • a child who is at least two years of age but less than six years of age who is unable to tolerate wearing a mask;* • a person who provides a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a mask for a medical reason; • a person who is unable to remove their mask without assistance; • a person who is unconscious; • a person who is asked by an official of the air operator, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Canada Border Services Agency officer, or a Canadian public health official to briefly remove their mask at the security screening, boarding gate or customs controlled areas of the airport for identification purposes; and • during the flight when the safety of the traveller could be endangered by wearing a mask, or for brief periods when the person is eating, drinking or taking oral medications.

      Mask dos: • Do ensure the mask is made of multiple layers of tightly woven materials (such as cotton or linen). • Do wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after touching the mask. • Do use the ear loops or ties to put on and remove the mask. • Do ensure your nose, mouth and chin are fully covered. • Do discard masks that cannot be washed in a plastic lined garbage bin after use. • Do consider wearing a clear mask if you’re hard of hearing, or interact with people who use lip-reading to communicate.

      Mask don’ts: • Don’t wear masks with exhalation valves or vents, those made with mesh or lace fabric, neck gaiters, scarves and bandanas, or face shields only (without a mask). • Don’t wear a loose mask. • Don’t wear a mask made exclusively of plastic sheeting or materials that easily fall apart (e.g., tissues). • Don’t touch the mask while wearing it. • Don’t remove the mask to talk to someone

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