Air Travel

Last modified: 
Fri, 06/12/2020 - 15:24

Effective June 12, 2020, Nunavut residents do not need to self-isolate and can travel within the NWT if they have not been outside of Nunavut in the past 14 days. 

Important Information for those who travel by air

  • Those who are not exempted under the public health orders are not allowed to travel within the NWT.
  • All passengers travelling on flights originating from outside the Northwest Territories will go through screening upon arrival. Travellers should expect delays. 
  • Until further notice, only passengers, employees and service staff are permitted inside Northwest Territories airports. If you are dropping someone off or picking someone up, please do not enter the terminal.
  • Airline flight schedules are changing frequently. All questions related to flight statuses and airline schedules should be directed to specific airlines.
  • Until further notice, all non-scheduled flights originating from outside the Northwest Territories are required to contact Protect NWT in advance (1-833-378-8297). It is recommended to call 24 hours in advance.
  • Transport Canada is temporarily allowing air carriers to accept government-issued identification that has expired after March 1, 2020, for domestic flights only. This temporary exemption is in effect until June 30, 2020. More information.
  • The Government of Canada has directed that all travellers (with limited exceptions) must have a removable mask or face covering large enough to cover their mouth and nose during their travel through Canadian airports and in-flight. It is the responsibility of each traveller to have a face covering. Travellers who do not have mandatory face covering will not be allowed to travel. More information.