We understand there is increasing concern about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) among travellers, employees and the public. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) continues to assess the public health risk associated with COVID-19. Please find links to useful additional information below.
Air Terminal Building Policy Update
Health and safety is our top priority. To protect our passengers, business partners and employees, Hamilton International is supporting public health practices with additional measures.
Effective July 20, the City of Hamilton’s by-law requires mask/face coverings be worn within enclosed public spaces. This requires passengers and anyone entering the Airport Terminal Building (ATB), including all Airport employees to wear masks/face coverings throughout all areas of the ATB. Some exemptions include:
- Individuals who are unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons, children under two years old (or up to five years old if the child refuses), and other reasonable accommodations.
The City of Hamilton by-law is effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 20, 2020 and shall be reviewed by the Board of Health every three months unless directed otherwise by City Council.
This requirement is in addition to policies stated previously including:
- Only passengers and employees on duty (including business partners serving passengers) will be permitted access to the ATB. All other visitors (including friends/families meeting and greeting passengers) will be restricted from accessing the ATB. Some exemptions include:
- Friend or family member of a passenger requiring assistance or accompanying a minor who is travelling alone.
- Visitor (e.g. service provider and contractors) granted access by the Operations Centre.
- Individuals having business at the Airport including car rental services.
- Individuals accessing ‘grab and go’ food and beverage offerings such as Tim Horton’s.
- Restricted ATB entry using only the main doors near check-in. Exit from the ATB is permitted from any of the doors.
What Hamilton International Airport is Doing
As health and safety is our top priority, Hamilton International is supporting public health practices with additional measures, to enable our passengers, tenants and employees to be vigilant about their health, including:
- Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high traffic areas throughout the terminal.
- Informational messaging displayed throughout the building, reminding travellers of the precautionary measures they can take to prevent the spread of germs and the importance of maintaining a safe distance from others.
- High-traffic areas and surfaces of the terminal have been treated with an anti-microbial shield that kills 99% of germs and remains active to control and prevent the growth of microorganisms.
- Installation of floor decals throughout the terminal building to encourage proper physical distancing.
- Installation of acrylic protective barriers at check-in counters and boarding gates.
What You Can Do
To reduce the spread of coronavirus, PHAC recommends following the same precautionary measures as you would to help prevent the spread of cold or flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
- When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs.
- If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes and mouth with unwashed hands to avoid germ transfer.
Please review your airline’s advisory prior to travel.
Information regarding COVID-19 impacted flights in our network can also be accessed using the links below.
Hamilton International Airport Flight Schedule
Please note the latest operating updates from airline partners at Hamilton International Airport on the flight schedule below. This schedule is subject to change as the airlines continue to monitor demand and government travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Flight dates and times should be confirmed directly with your airline prior to departure. Please visit flyswoop.com and westjet.com for full details.
Please click here for government updates pertaining to air travel and airports.
Government of Canada
As the lead agency responsible for the response to COVID-19, PHAC is your best resource for the most up to date information on COVID-19.
For the latest Canadian government travel advice and advisories, visit its destination page: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories.
For COVID-19 measures, updates, and guidance for aviation issued by Transport Canada, please visit: https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/aviation.html
City of Hamilton: https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-covid-19
Web Page Last Updated: April 6, 2021