03 December 2021, 15:32
Subject: Notice to passengers – New screening measures for international arrivals
Since the beginning of the pandemic, ADM Aéroports de Montréal has been working with all its partners to ensure the deployment of protective measures dictated by the Government of Canada to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is responsible for screening travellers arriving in Canada and defining health measures, while the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) manages border control. ADM's responsibility is to provide space in its airport facilities for PHAC and its service provider. Screening facilities have been in place since February 22, 2021, at international arrivals.
The ADM team continues to meet and discuss with Government of Canada officials. We remain concerned about the feasibility of providing PHAC with the space required to adequately and safely screen all international travelers at the airport. With the expected volumes for the holiday season, we obviously anticipate significant processing delays for passengers, who will have to wait in spaces that are not adapted to accommodate high-volume clinics. We are therefore still waiting for the alternatives that will be put in place to reach the federal government's objective. For example, a combination of testing at the airport and at an off-site location, or self-administered testing, could be considered.
ADM is committed to providing YUL with safe passage in the current COVID-19 environment. We encourage travelers to check their flight status with their airline and understand the requirements for entry into Canada prior to arrival by visiting our website at https://www.admtl.com/en/guide/travel-confidence
Media inquiries regarding the process, capacity and procedures for screening at the airport should be directed to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
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