Testing for COVID-19 is now available at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, which provides a convenient option for people travelling to Manitoba who need a COVID-19 test.

“As international travel reopens in the weeks ahead, we are making sure individuals arriving in Manitoba are able to get a COVID-19 test quickly and conveniently,” said Central Services Minister Reg Helwer. “By offering this service in advance of an increased number of visitors entering the province, we are ensuring we keep Manitobans safe and healthy.”

With the recent announcement of international flights returning to Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, the Manitoba government will be implementing all safety measures necessary to welcome international passengers.

“As we continue to hit our vaccination milestones, more people are able to travel and support the economic recovery of the province,” said Economic Development and Jobs Minister Jon Reyes. “Offering this conveniently located testing option for in-bound travellers is just one more way to help keep Manitoba moving forward.”

The new testing site is located on the arrivals level of the main terminal. Testing is available for inbound travellers Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting July 19. Results from this testing site will be available securely online at sharedhealthmb.ca.

If someone does not have a Manitoba health card or is not a resident of Manitoba, they can call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 to access their test results.