In an effort to help reduce the risk of exposure to, and continued spread of COVID 19, the Saint John Airport is encouraging people who are either dropping off passengers or picking up passengers to remain in their cars while travellers either load or unload. The airport will waive short -term parking fees until March 31st. Please use the designated short-term parking areas for this purpose and keep fire and emergency lanes clear.
What you should know
Travelling through YSJ
The safety of our passengers and employees is our top priority. We’re working closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), who is leading Canada’s response to COVID-19, and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the agency responsible for facilitating the flow of legitimate travellers and trade into and out of Canada.
PHAC has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada at this time. As part of a robust plan to address COVID-19, PHAC has implemented measures in collaboration with CBSA at a number of Canadian airports.
There are no direct flights from Wuhan, or any cities in China for that matter, to Saint John, New Brunswick, and PHAC notes that the volume of travellers arriving to Canada indirectly from Wuhan is low.
At Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver airports, PHAC has placed messaging on arrivals screens.
An additional screening question has also been added to primary inspection kiosks.
Those who are ill will be referred to hospital for testing. Asymptomatic travellers will be given an information sheet with instructions on who to contact if they develop signs and symptoms of coronavirus within the next 14 days.
What you can do:
Always follow usual health precautions when travelling:
• Wash your hands often.
• Avoid contact with people who are sick.
• Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette.
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.
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
What YSJ is doing
To support good public health practice, YSJ has installed 10 extra hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal.
As the lead agency responsible for the response to 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.