GREATER MONCTON, N.B. – Greater Moncton International Airport Authority (GMIAA) is continuing to monitor developments related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The safety of our passengers, visitors and employees is our top priority.
We’re in close contact with our federal government partners on this issue. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is continually reassessing the risk to Canadians as new information becomes available. The risk of the spread of this virus within Canada remains low at this time. The public risk to Canadian travellers abroad is generally low but will vary depending on the destination. The PHAC is asking travellers to consult the destination page on travel.gc.ca for the latest travel advice.
In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, PHAC has worked with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to put additional screening measures in place at major Canadian airports, to help identify any travellers returning to Canada who may be ill, and to raise awareness among travellers about what they should do if they become sick. The measures include an additional question on the Primary Inspection Kiosk relating to travel abroad as well as additional information and signage in International arrivals.
Due to travel restrictions in place in the United States, passengers who recently travelled abroad and intend to travel to the U.S. directly from Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) are asked to contact their airline for more information.
At this time, there are no other changes to passenger screening at YQM based on guidance from the PHAC.
To reduce the spread of coronavirus, the PHAC recommends following the same precautionary measures as you would to help prevent the spread of cold or flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
- When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs.
- If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
GMIAA will continue to work closely with PHAC and our service delivery partners and provide updates as they become available.
What YQM is doing:
To support public health practices, YQM has installed extra hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal and information notices on posters in key areas have been placed.
If you are feeling sick when you return to Canada, tell a flight attendant or a border services officer when you arrive so they can help you get further medical attention.
If you are sick after you return to Canada, see a health care provider and tell them the countries you visited.
As the lead agency responsible for the response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), PHAC is your best resource for the most up to date information on COVID-19.
The most up-to-date information on COVID-19 can be found at PHAC’s website. Visit www.canada.ca/coronavirus.
Stay in the know by following PHAC’s twitter feed. Visit www.twitter.com/GovCanHealth.
Tele-Care NB phone lines are open 24 hours a day by dialing 811 or accessing this link https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/health/Tele-Care.html
About Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM)
YQM is a progressive airport and the leading airport in the central Maritimes. 24/7/365 – everyone associated with the airport strives to provide superior air service to passengers travelling all over the world and to the global cargo industry -safe, convenient, efficient, bilingual and businesslike.
YQM also strives to maximize its contribution to local and regional economic and community development – it currently drives over $665 million of economic activity annually, making it one of the top private-sector economic contributors to New Brunswick’s economy.
Your economy. Your airport.
For more information:
Julie Pondant, Corporate Communications Specialist
506-856-5459 or 506-962-2830