Effective November 16 at 5pm: All travelers who have arrived from Arviat, Sanikiluaq, or Ranking Inlet must self-isolate immediately. Anyone who has already arrived in the Northwest Territories from Nunavut must self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after their arrival in the NWT.
Effective November 17 at 12pm: All travelers from Nunavut must submit a self-isolation plan upon arrival in the Northwest Territories and self-isolate for 14 days.
Important Information for those who travel by air
- Anyone may travel within the Northwest Territories to live, work, or study so long as they have completed an approved self-isolation plan.
- Exceptional circumstance and family reunification exemptions are available, but you need to apply before you travel.
- 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.
- Non-medical masks or face coverings are now mandatory in the Yellowknife Airport. It is the traveler’s responsibility to have a face covering when they depart and arrive.