International arrivals limited to YVR, YYC, YYZ and YUL coming into effect

Effective midnight (11:59 PM) February 3rd, 2021, in addition to proof of a negative pre-departure test, private/ business and charter flights from all countries will also be required to land at the four airports above. Flights from Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Medevac, Ferry and Crew Repatriation Flts, cargo-only flights and tech stops where no passengers disembark will remain exempt. 

The CBAA team is currently working with the airports, Transport Canada, and various government agencies for permission to clear our aircraft at the FBOs and to regain access to airports beyond the four majors. Updates and information will be shared on WhatsApp, but for now, please stay tuned to any changes as they develop. At this writing, the only mandated PCR testing is occurring at YYZ – required by the provincial government of Ontario as of February 1st, 2021.

With so many stakeholders, progress may be slower than we would like, and we ask in advance for your patience. If you have critical flight issues that must be addressed, please contact us directly at

Please note that passengers must still show proof of a negative pre-departure PCR test (unless exempted under an order made under section 58 of the Quarantine Act) taken within 72 hours of flying to Canada. Other than the Alberta-led pilot program, nothing alters the duration of the current 14-day quarantine, including proof of vaccines and/or negative test results.


No start date yet for “three-day quarantine” at government-sanctioned hotels

As of today, February 3rd, 2021, the government HAS NOT ANNOUNCED A START DATE FOR THIS PROGRAM. Although international flights will have to land at one of the four designated hub airports as of 11:59 pm February 3, for now you may continue on to your final destination in Canada with no delay, as long as your passengers quarantine per federal or provincial rules upon arrival at your final destination. The CBAA is working to obtain exemptions and or special authorizations, for business aviation passengers who are flying for essential purposes and should be excluded from the broad requirement

Operators who are looking for the latest information, ability to share questions and concerns, please join us at the CBAA’s WhatsApp group. If you need access, contact For the balance of our membership, we’ll endeavour to keep the industry updated with our efforts both on social media and through direct member communication like this one.