At Penticton Airport, health and safety has always been our number one priority. We support all measures to protect public health and to make your trip as comfortable as possible.
Our cleaning staff is working extra hard to ensure high-touch areas throughout the terminal are sanitary and safe. We have physical distancing measures in place to protect passengers, crew, visitors and staff.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to make YYF a healthy environment for all.
Before You Arrive at YYF
We ask that all visitors to the airport do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Stay home if your answer is “yes” to any of the following questions:
- Do you have a fever of 38C or higher?
- Are you experiencing shortness of breath, a cough or other respiratory symptoms?
- Have you been in contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19?
If you planned to fly and your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, contact your airline to reschedule or cancel your flight.
Proof of Vaccination Requirements
As of Oct. 30, 2021, air passengers (age 12 years and older) flying on domestic flights within Canada will need to be fully vaccinated in order to board. For travellers who are in the process of being vaccinated, there will be a short transition period where they will be able to travel if they can show a valid COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of travel. By Nov. 30, all travellers must be fully vaccinated, with very limited exceptions to address specific situations such as emergency travel, and those medically unable to be vaccinated.
If you plan on visiting British Columbia, please be aware of the following vaccination requirements.
Proof of vaccination with a BC Vaccine Card is required to access some events, services and businesses. Currently, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By Oct. 24, 2021, you must be fully vaccinated.
This applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+).
People who don't have a BC ID are also required to show proof of vaccination. People from other Canadian provinces or territories must show their provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record, and valid government photo ID. International visitors must show their proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada (like ArriveCAN), and passport.
Places proof of vaccination is required for entry to:
- Indoor ticketed sporting events
- Indoor concerts, theatre, dance and symphony events
- Licenced restaurants and restaurants that offer table service (indoor and patio dining)
- Pubs, bars and lounges (indoor and patio dining)
- Nightclubs, casinos and movie theatres
- Gyms, exercise facilities/studios, pools and recreation facilities
- Businesses offering indoor group exercise
- Indoor adult group and team sports for people 22 years old or older
- Indoor organized events with 50 or more people. For example: Wedding receptions, organized parties, conferences and workshops
- Indoor organized group recreational classes and activities like pottery, art and choir
- Post-secondary on-campus student housing
What to Expect at the Airport
Masks are mandatory for anyone entering Penticton Airport.
All air passengers over the age of two must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their mouth and nose during travel.
Reusable masks must have at least two layers of tightly woven fabric, such as cotton or linen, with a third (middle) layer of a filter-type fabric such as washable non-woven polypropylene fabric or a disposable filter.
Face coverings with exhalation valves/vents, bandanas and face shields are not permitted, according to the Canadian Airport Transport Security Authority (CATSA) guidelines.
If you are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition, you must provide a medical certificate signed by a medical professional confirming you are unable to wear a face covering.
For more information about COVID-19 safety precautions for air travel in Canada, visit CATSA’s website.
Visit Air Canada’s CleanCare safety updates page for the latest requirements including temperature checks and touch-free procedures.
Review the WestJet travel safety page for information about their face mask policy and other safety measures.
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Review Pacific Coastal’s safety measures page for information about steps being taken to ensure health and safety.
Cascadia Air uses smaller twin-engine aircraft with seating currently spaced to a maximum of 6 passengers to provide additional social distancing between passengers while increasing the comfort of their travel experience. Please review their website for details. If you have specific questions, contact them at 1-888-607-0055 Ext 405.
If you require additional information about COVID-19 safety precautions while at the airport or during travel, contact Penticton Airport or your airline.
3000 Airport Road, Penticton, B.C., V2A 8X1
Email the Administration Office
Airport Administration Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm