Travel Advisories

Travel Advisories

Vaccine Requirements for Travellers

As per the Government of Canada air passengers aged 12 years and older will need to be fully vaccinated in order to board domestic flights in Canada effective October 30. Customers travelling on all Pacific Coastal Airlines scheduled or charter flights will be required to have one of the following documents during check-in:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Passport
  • Negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of departure*
  • Official exemption letter (medical, religious, or first dose only)

We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about COVID-19 travel requirements.

*Negative COVID-19 molecular tests will only be accepted until November 29.

Impacted Pacific Coastal Airline Flights RE: COVID-19

Our top priority remains to protect the safety of our customers and staff. This section will be updated regularly with information regarding Pacific Coastal Airlines flights that were impacted by COVID-19.

All customers and staff who were on the listed flights are advised to self-monitor for signs of cough, fever, or respiratory issues and to call their local health authorities if symptoms arise within the next 14 days:

  • October 18, 2021 – Flight 8P744 – Comox to Vancouver

Additional information regarding locations where people may have been exposed to COVID-19 can be found on the Government of Canada’s website.

Face Covering Requirements for Air Travellers RE: COVID-19

The Government of Canada is asking that all travellers have a removable non-medical mask or face covering large enough to cover their mouth and nose during their travel through Canadian airports and in-flight. Travellers must confirm that they have in their possession the mandatory non-medical mask or face covering as part of the registration or check-in process otherwise they will not be allowed to continue on their journey. At a minimum, travellers will be asked to wear the non-medical mask or face covering:

  • at airport screening checkpoints;
  • during the flight when they cannot physically distance from others, including at all times when they are 2 metres or less from another person, except another occupant of the person’s private home; or
  • as directed by an official of the air operator, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, a Canada Border Services Agency officer, or a Canadian public health official.

For more information click here.

Health Check Questions RE: COVID-19

In order to manage the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada, along with the provinces and territories have put in place some new measures.

Prior to boarding a Pacific Coastal Airlines flight (scheduled or charter flight) you will be required to undergo a health check. This will involve answering a few simple questions to which you must answer truthfully. For further information click here.

When arriving at your destination, you may be subject to further measures taken by the provincial or territorial government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As a reminder, no person should board a flight when they are feeling ill and could potentially put others at risk. Should symptoms such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing develop while in flight, please notify the flight crew immediately.

Flexible change and cancellation policy for bookings made between May 3, 2020 and January 31, 2022

We have implemented a flexible booking policy that allows customers to make changes to their existing reservations and provide confidence for new reservations provided they meet the following requirements:

Change/Cancellation Fees

Change/cancellation fees for customers with reservations booked between May 3, 2020 and January 31, 2022 for travel anytime are being waived. Changes or cancellations to a reservation must be made at least 48 hours before scheduled departure time. Standard fare terms and conditions apply within 48 hours of scheduled departure time.

For changes, customers may rebook their reservation for travel that is completed within 12 months from the date of original purchase without penalty (fare, tax and surcharge differences may apply when rebooking). For cancellations, customers flight value will be held as a travel credit that can be applied towards a future flight (travel credit is name transferable and can be used to travel to any destination within Pacific Coastal Airlines network). Travel credit will be available for travel completed within 12 months from the date of original purchase.

To make a change or cancellation please contact our call centre at 1-800-663-2872 or reserve@pacificcoastal.com for assistance. If you booked directly with Pacific Coastal Airlines and are unable to cancel your flight online or contact us through our call centre, we welcome customers to complete the flight cancellation request form. If you booked through a travel agent or online travel agency please contact them directly for assistance.

Refunds

We are only processing refunds to the original form of payment for our refundable Encore Fares as per our fare terms and conditions. Bravo Fares and Classic Fares are not eligible for refunds and only a future travel credit will be offered for cancellations. For customers who wish to have the option to cancel a flight and be refunded we suggest booking a refundable Encore Fare. Cancellations for QuikPass Bravo, QuikPass Classic and QuikPass Encore fares will be refunded back to the QuikPass account.

Flexible change and cancellation policy for bookings made before May 2, 2020

Change/cancellation fees for customers with reservations booked on or before May 2, 2020 for travel anytime are being waived. Changes or cancellations to a reservation must be made at least 72 hours prior to scheduled departure time. Standard fare terms and conditions will apply to changes made within 72 hours of scheduled departure time.

For changes, customers may rebook their reservation for travel that is completed within 24 months from the date of original purchase without penalty (applicable fare difference may apply). For cancellations, customers flight value will be held as a travel credit that can be applied towards a future flight with Pacific Coastal Airlines (credit is name transferable and can be used to travel to any destination within our network). Travel credit will be available for travel completed within 24 months from the date of original purchase. We are only processing refunds to the original form of payment for our refundable Encore Fares as per our fare terms and conditions. Bravo Fares and Classic Fares are not eligible for refunds and only a future travel credit will be offered for cancellations.

To make a change or cancellation please contact our call centre at 1-800-663-2872 or reserve@pacificcoastal.com for assistance. If you booked through a travel agent or online travel agency please contact them directly for assistance.

If you booked directly with Pacific Coastal Airlines and are unable to cancel your flight online or contact us through our call centre, we welcome customers to complete the flight cancellation request form.

Caller ID Spoofing Scam

Please be aware of illegitimate telemarketers who may change the information that appears on the Caller ID display (a practice known as Caller ID spoofing) to misrepresent themselves and to trick Canadians into answering the call. Pacific Coastal Airlines has received reports from the public advising they have received Caller ID spoofing phone calls displaying “Pacific Coastal Airlines” as the caller ID.

Email (phishing) and telephone scams are common methods used by criminals to lure people into disclosing personal information such as credit card numbers and account information. These scams intentionally impersonate trusted brands to leverage goodwill and avoid suspicion. They appear to be authentic and may go so far as to use logos and official-sounding email addresses. If you are unsure if an email you have received is from Pacific Coastal Airlines or not, we recommend not opening it or clicking any links and contacting us directly by phone at 1-800-663-2872.

If you feel that you have been the target of suspicious activity, please contact the RCMP Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or visit their website.

If you need to make changes to your reservation or confirm your reservation, please ensure that you access our official website at www.pacificcoastal.com or contact us directly at 1-800-663-2872.