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On-Arrival COVID-19 Testing

FlyClear™ by LifeLabs® is currently providing On-Arrival Day 1 testing at YVR airport in Vancouver. We will now be expanding to Day 8 testing for international airports, and Day 1 and Day 8 testing for travellers entering Canada by air in British Columbia and through land borders in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Yukon.
The on-arrival testing program is part of the Government of Canada’s new requirements for international travellers arriving in Canada. The on-arrival testing program is in addition to the pre-departure testing requirement, which requires travellers coming to Canada to demonstrate proof of negative COVID-19 results from a test taken within three days prior to departure.

On-Site Testing at YVR Airport

Testing administered by LifeLabs will be available at the main international arrivals terminal and the south terminal.

We encourage you to register for your On-Arrival test at YVR prior to your arrival date.

Pre-register for On-site Airport Testing
Please note: Depending on your vaccination status, you may receive a COVID-19 Home Collection Kit at the airport. If you pre-registered for on-site testing but instead received a Home Collection kit at the airport, you must register your kit online and book a virtual observation at LifeLabs.com/covidkit to receive your results.

COVID-19 Home Collection Kit

FlyClear™ by LifeLabs® is proud to work alongside the Government of Canada and public health authorities to offer COVID-19 Home Collection Kits at no cost to eligible international travellers entering Canada by air in BC and through land borders in in BC, SK and YT.

If you have received the COVID-19 Home Collection Kit at the airport or at the land border as part of your travels, click below to register your kit.

Register Your Kit

Before Arriving at Vancouver International Airport

Complete Pre-Departure testing requirement

This is a requirement for entry into Canada as of 12:01 a.m.
on January 7, 2021.

Complete ArriveCAN submission

Use ArriveCAN to submit a quarantine plan and contact info before departing for Canada, as required by the Government of Canada. This is a requirement for entry into Canada as of November 21, 2020.

Register with FlyClear™ by LifeLabs for On-Arrival Testing

Proceed to testing area in terminal upon landing at YVR


FlyClear™ On-Arrival Testing Process

Register for on-arrival testing

  1. Registration can be done in advance of your flight to YVR.
  2. Registration can be done once you land at YVR on your personal device.
  3. Registration can also be done in-person upon arrival.

REMINDER: As of November 21, 2020, international travellers are also required to use the ArriveCAN app to submit a quarantine plan and contact info before departing for Canada. This is not related to registration for the arrivals testing program.

REMINDER: As of January 7, 2021, international travellers are also required to complete a COVID-19 test within 3 days prior to departure for Canada and show proof of negative test results before boarding the plane.

Complete your test at the airport

  1. After exiting the customs hall and gathering your luggage, proceed to the testing area in your Terminal.
  2. If you have already registered online, proceed to the ‘Pre-registered’ line and prepare to show your FlyClear registration ID and passport / Nexus card. If you have not registered in advance, proceed to the ‘Test Registration’ line or use your phone to register for the test.
  3. Our staff will provide you a test requisition linked with your FlyClear™ ID.
  4. With guidance from onsite staff, proceed to the arrivals test booth at the testing area.
  5. Your sample will be collected and linked with your FlyClear registration.
  6. After having your sample collected, you must immediately proceed to your quarantine location as mandated by the Government of Canada.

Hotel quarantine and wait for your test results

  1. Immediately after completing the sample collection at the airport, you must begin your 14-day quarantine period starting at a Government of Canada approved hotel.
  2. You will receive a notification from FlyClear™ when your test results are ready, typically within 48 hours.

Remaining quarantine period

  1. Travellers will complete the rest of their 14-day quarantine at their planned location once they:
    • receive a negative test result from their on-arrival COVID-19 molecular test and
    • demonstrate that they have a suitable quarantine plan

To learn more about these requirements, please visit https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada#new-testing


Frequently Asked Questions

FlyClear™ Support

If you have any questions or require support, please contact our LifeLabs Customer Support Centre

BC General Inquiries 1-877-313-4982

Monday to Sunday 24/7

Email: servicetravel.west@lifelabs.com

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm PST