Starting this weekend there will be changes to requirements for covid vaccines and mask mandates and that will impact people using the airport in Brandon.

The Government of Canada has announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022.

Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. As of October 1, 2022, travelers will no longer be required to:

· undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or

· wear masks on planes and trains


Effective, October 1, 2022, masks will no longer be required at Brandon Municipal Airport.

“As of October 1, 2022, the wearing of masks in the terminal building at Brandon Municipal Airport will be optional,” notes Greg Brown, Brandon Municipal Airport Manager. “This will help take some of the confusion out of travel and should reduce some of the bottlenecks at larger airports.”

Although the masking requirement is being lifted, all travellers are urged to wear high quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys.


Reminder: Stay Home When You Are Sick

Stay home if you are sick, even if you are only feeling a little unwell. During that time, avoid contact with others - including people in your household. Please continue to follow public health recommendations for isolation when you are sick.

“I’m very excited because this opens things up when it comes to travel. It makes it a lot easier for people to travel. We’re getting back to where we were in 2019 before the pandemic hit. It’s a good sing we’re coming out of the pandemic and businesses can get back to full operations and it’s exciting for everyone.”