Coming to the airport? Here’s what you need to know.

The Covid Chronicle

**** HIAS Release

Coming to the airport? Here’s what you need to know.

Everyone has a role to play to protect themselves and those around them by wearing a mask or face covering, practicing good personal hygiene, and keeping a safe physical distance.


Anyone who comes to the airport is required to wear a mask or face covering. (Effective June 22, 2020)

In alignment with public health recommendations and Transport Canada requirements, we require everyone at Halifax Stanfield, including employees and travellers, to always wear a mask or face covering inside the terminal building and the parkade. Masks are an added layer of protection and are especially helpful in settings where physical distancing is not possible.


We have limited access to the terminal building to travellers and airport employees only. (Effective June 22, 2020)

To minimize contact and respect physical distancing, the airport terminal is reserved for employees and travellers only. If you are picking up or dropping off a traveller, wait outside the terminal building in our designated pick up and drop off areas.

If a traveller requires assistance, only one person, wearing a mask, may go inside to help.

If you’re picking up a passenger at the designated curbside area on the lower level, please do not leave your vehicle unattended.

If you arrive at Halifax Stanfield after travelling outside Nova Scotia, you are required to self-isolate and therefore, are not permitted to take public transit upon your return. This includes the MetroX #320 bus route that stops at Halifax Stanfield.

Taxis continue to be available as a method of transportation for travellers. Please visit our Transportation page to learn more.


We have increased the extent and frequency of cleaning at the airport.

We’ve ramped up the cleaning and sanitization of high-traffic areas, washrooms, and common touchpoints. We’ve hired additional cleaning staff to ensure this is done at the highest efficiency, and ultimately to create a healthier and safer airport environment for all.

Health and Safety

We ask everyone coming to the airport to follow public health guidelines by staying 2 metres (or 6 feet) apart from anyone outside your family bubble.

This is not always possible, which is why we’re requiring everyone to wear a mask. Physical distancing signage will continue to be added in strategic locations throughout the airport to remind people of these measures.

To keep ourselves and others safe, it is recommended to wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water.

We have placed hand-sanitizing stations around the airport when handwashing is not possible. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue, and avoid touching your face as much as possible.

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