New enhanced measures for passengers implemented at Pearson Airport

Jun 1 2020, 7:47 am

Some changes are taking place at Toronto Pearson Airport starting this week.

Effective June 1, the airport says that a “mask/face covering must be worn at all times.”

This is one of several policies being implemented at the large airport as the COVID-19 pandemic continues globally.

“We are committed to taking all measures necessary to ensure your health and safety,” states Pearson Airport on its website.

“We are enhancing existing measures and implementing new initiatives and processes that will ensure you will remain safe while travelling through the airport.”

Other changes include restricting terminal access to passengers who are travelling on the same day, and to airport employees on duty. The airport is now not allowing meeters or greeters in the terminals.

Travellers are also being asked to exit the airport immediately after collecting luggage.

Toronto Pearson Airport

The airport said there are exceptions to these policies.

“You will not be required to wear a face covering if: you are under the age of two, you are unable to remove a face covering without assistance, you have trouble breathing, you are dining at food and beverage locations.”

They also say that if you are not travelling, you may still enter the public areas of the terminal buildings if you are a friend or family member of someone who requires mobility assistance, or if you are accompanying a minor who is travelling alone.

Just be sure to have your mask handy if you’re travelling through YYZ.