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June 23, 2021 - Province of Nova Scotia Enters Phase 2 of Re-Opening Plan: 

https://novascotia.ca/reopening-plan/phase-two/

Phase 2 Re-Opening Plan Travel Update:

Travel to Nova Scotia

  • People from outside Nova Scotia can request a compassionate exception to enter Nova Scotia to attend a funeral or service (like a burial or celebration of life) for an immediate family member.
  • Seasonal property owners and people moving to Nova Scotia permanently can apply to travel to Nova Scotia by completing the Safe Check-in Form and must self-isolate for 14 days when they arrive in Nova Scotia.

Travel within Atlantic Canada

  • Starting 23 June 2021, if you live in Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador) you can enter Nova Scotia and don’t need to self-isolate when you travel to or return to Nova Scotia. If you live outside Atlantic Canada and have already self-isolated in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador, you can enter Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

Travel within Nova Scotia

  • No restriction on travel within Nova Scotia. Travel is permitted within Nova Scotia (you can travel outside your community.

Airline Updates:

PAL Airlines News 

PAL Airlines announcement June 15, 2021: PAL Airlines have adjusted the launch date for their new 3 times weekly service from Sydney to Halifax, the new effective date for this service to begin is July 30, 2021:
The 3 times weekly service between Sydney and Halifax will depart Sydney at 0830 a.m. on Mon-Wed-Fri / return flights will operate from Halifax to Sydney on Sun-Tue-Thu evenings arriving Sydney at 8:30 p.m.  Check out https://www.palairlines.ca/en/ to book with PAL Airlines

Air Canada News

Air Canada announcement May 27, 2021: Air Canada service to Toronto is scheduled to resume June 26th. Due to Covid19 related travel restrictons, Air Canada has amended the re-start date for their Montreal-Sydney service and their Sydney-Halifax service, with the start of these services now set as Aug 1, 2021. 

Please contact Air Canada directly for flight booking information -  https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home.html#/

WestJet News

WestJet will resume daily service to Halifax effective June 28, 2021:
 

Please contact WestJet directly for flight booking information - https://www.westjet.com/en-ca

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Coming to JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport? Here’s What You Need To Know:

If you’re flying in/out of JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport, you are required to wear a face mask in the terminal at all times. Please abide by social distancing recommendations to maintain a 2 meter (6 feet) distance between yourself and others in all areas of the terminal building.

  • If you are a departing passenger:
  • You must wear a mask or face covering at all times inside the terminal.
  • ONLY TICKETED PASSENGERS TRAVELLING ON A FLIGHT THAT DAY ARE PERMITTED INSIDE THE TERMINAL, friends and family are not permitted inside the terminal.
  • If you’re picking up a passenger who is arriving at the airport:
  • You must wait in your vehicle, do not come inside the terminal building.
  • We’re offering free 1-hour parking in the short-term (parking meters) section of our car parking areas, this is to make pick-ups efficient and safe for all.
  • If you’re picking up a passenger, again, please stay in your vehicle and make arrangements for the arriving passenger to meet you outside the terminal. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended.
  • If you must assist a passenger upon arrival, please speak with the Commissionaire and advise the details and we will allow one person into the terminal building to help - any person entering the terminal even to assist an arriving passenger MUST wear a face mask at all times in the terminal.

What We’re Doing About COVID-19 at JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport? 

The Sydney Airport Authority has updated and implemented our Airport Emergency Plan to reflect what we know about COVID-19 and how we can help manage the impact of this virus in our facility and community if needed. Other steps we’re taking include the following:

  • We’re asking all passengers and employees to practice social distancing and to maintain a distance 2 meters (6 feet) from others and avoid non-essential gatherings.
  • Terminal access is restricted to ticketed airline passengers only who are travelling that day - if you are dropping off departing passengers, or picking up arriving passengers stay in your vehicle, DO NOT ENTER the terminal.
  • We’re posting and sharing public health information with a focus on social distancing, wearing face masks, frequent hand washing, and other steps employees and passengers can take to reduce the spread of germs.
  • Our cleaners have enhanced surface cleaning and disinfecting in high traffic areas. Electrostatic disinfecting is carried out after every flight.
  • Floor distancing stickers are placed to allow proper distancing in queues and glass shields are in place at counters.
  • We have tripled the number of hand sanitizer stations in the terminal.
  • We continue to stay in close contact with public health officials federally and provincially to ensure we have the latest Covid-19 updates.
  • Sydney Airport Authority employees who can safely and effectively work at home are doing so, to limit employee-to-employee contact. Additional precautions are being taken for employees involved in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the airport terminal building and airfield, including social distancing.
  • As an employer, we’re supporting the provincial government requirement regarding travel outside of Nova Scotia. Sydney Airport Authority employee's who travel outside of Nova Scotia will be required to self-isolate for 14-days upon return.