Fredericton International Airport (YFC) is continuing to monitor developments related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Currently, 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 Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is asking travellers to consult the destination page on travel.gc.ca for the latest travel advice.
To support public health practices, YFC has increased sanitation efforts throughout the terminal and posted information regarding precautionary measures that can be taken by the public in key areas of the terminal.
We are monitoring the situation and remain in close contact with our provincial and federal government partners on this issue. The safety of travellers is our top priority. PHAC is continually reassessing the risk to Canadians as new information becomes available.
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.
Due to travel restrictions in place in the United States, passengers who recently travelled abroad and intend to travel to the US from YFC are asked to contact their airline for more information.
At this time, there are no other changes to passenger screening at YFC 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.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- When coughing or sneezing cover your mouth and nose with your arm or tissues to reduce the spread of germs.
- Immediately dispose of any tissues you have used into the garbage as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
The most up-to-date information on COVID-19 can be found at PHAC’s website. Visit www.canada.ca/coronavirus.