If you are travelling by plane from and within Canada, you are required to bring your own face covering. In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19, all passengers and non-passengers must wear a face covering and place it over their mouth and nose before entering the screening checkpoint. Take note: As of September 23, in addition to temperature screening occurring at Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal airports, 11 more have been added to the list. If you are also travelling from St. John’s, Halifax, Québec City, Ottawa, Toronto-Billy Bishop, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Kelowna or Victoria, you will undergo temperature screening. Here’s some other changes we’ve made at the checkpoint.
Real People Series
Did you know that Vancouver screening officer Francesca is also a fashion designer who speaks three languages? Or that Jenna from Montreal is a DJ in her spare time?
We know these things thanks to CATSA’s new multimedia campaign, called the Real People series, which shares an important message with the travelling public: screening officers are dedicated, talented professionals with unique interests and stories. The campaign’s overall message is simple and clear: “Real people. Real passion. Dedicated to your security.”
The Real People series features larger-than-life banners of screening officers at each of Canada’s eight busiest airports, as well as videos and images you can find here on the website. In total, 46 officers are featured in the campaign.
The campaign will run for a full year, with new videos, banners and social media posts released every two months, so keep checking back here for new instalments!