Air Canada Covid Safety Guidelines
You can fly confidently, knowing Air Canada’s Covid Safety measures are in your best interest. They include HEPA filtration systems that capture 99.9% of airborne particles, and continually refresh cabin air. All high-touch areas are sanitized with a hospital-grade disinfectant before every flight and each time an aircraft overnights it receives a thorough cleaning.
Additional preventive measures like blocking the adjacent seat in Economy Class, mandatory face coverings, and adjusted on board service are also in place to better protect customers and employees. Seat buckles, over head bin handles, light switches and controls, armrests and are sanitized regularly between flights.
More about Air Canada’s Clean Care here.
Prior to your flight:
Here are some tips in a nutshell as of today 5th June 2020. See the website for complete details.
- Confirm eligibility – if you are sick with a cough or temperature, you will not be able to travel
- Baggage – Pack minimal for carry-on
- Check in – Options for online or self service counters, and touch free bag check (at select airports). Use a face mask at the airport. Use credit or debit cards for payments at airport or on the aircraft.
- Boarding – You will be asked health questions prior to boarding. Remain seated until your zone is called. Scan your own boarding card.
- On board – Cabin grooming augmented. Customer care kits provided with masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, etc. No pillows or blankets with be offered. Bar service will be bottled water only. Boxed meals will be served on international flights or in business class on flights over 2 hours. No duty-free service will be offered on planes. For now, no adjacent seats are assigned.
- Deplaning – Remain distanced.
People are starting to book for the end of this year and next spring and summer already. Knowing that you can breathe easy about safety measures ensures a relaxed and enjoyable flight experience. For more detailed and up to date travel guidelines, see Air Canada’s Covid page.