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Bandanas, face shields no longer accepted at Canadian airports

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October 02, 2020 - 9:27 AM

Transport Canada has updated its face covering requirements and is no longer allowing bandanas, face shields or masks with an exhalation vent on flights or in airports.

The regulations were updated yesterday, Oct. 1, according to Transport Canada's website.

"A non-medical mask or face covering with an exhalation valve or vent, a non-medical mask or face covering made with mesh or lace fabric, a neck gaiter, a bandana, or a face shield are not acceptable as they don’t protect others from COVID-19 and don’t limit the spread of the virus," according to Transport Canada.

Travellers should generally expect to wear their face coverings for the duration of their journey, at Canadian airport screening checkpoints, during boarding, on-board the airplane, during deplaning, and when directed by public health officials. 


In early September, Transport Canada issued its first fine to passengers who refused to wear masks. Two people were fined $1,000 for refusing to wear face coverings.

READ MORE: Transport Canada issues first fines to air passengers who refused to wear masks

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