On Friday the 17th, Transport Canada came out with new measures requiring all air passengers to have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. These measures come into effect at noon EDT on April 20, 2020.
When travelling by air, travellers will be asked to cover their mouth and nose:
at Canadian airport screening checkpoints, where the screeners cannot always keep two metres of separation between themselves and the traveller;
when they cannot physically distance from others, or as directed by the airline employees; and
when directed to do so by a public health order or public health official.
Aviation passengers on all flights departing or arriving at Canadian airports will also be required to demonstrate they have the necessary non-medical mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will not be allowed to continue on their journey. Passengers should follow the current Public Health Agency of Canada’s guidance on face coverings.