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Frequently Asked Questions

How early should I arrive to the airport for my flight?

YVR strongly encourages all travellers flying from YVR to arrive at the airport early—at least two hours ahead of domestic flights and at least three hours for U.S. and international.

My luggage is lost. Who do I contact?

For lost or delayed checked luggage, as well as items left onboard your aircraft, you must contact your airline directly. Airline contact information is available on our Airlines and Destinations page.

I lost an item at YVR. Where can I find the lost and found?

YVR's Lost and Found is in the U.S. Departures Terminal on Level 3 across from check-in counter number 280. It is open from 09:00 to 17:00 daily. Please complete the form on our Lost and Found page for any lost and found items from within the airport terminals and we will be in touch with you if we locate your item.

Do I need a COVID-19 test to fly?

Depending on your destination, you may still be required to present proof of a negative COVID test, proof of vaccination status, or other entry requirements. More information about requirements for the U.S. and international travel is available here or through your airline.

Do I need to take a COVID-19 test before travelling to Canada?

There is no requirement of a negative COVID-19 test to enter Canada.

Do I need to be vaccinated to travel?

As of September 30, 2022, travellers arriving into Canada no longer need to show proof of vaccination. More information here.

What if I need mobility assistance or have a service animal?

For more information about accessibility features and services at YVR, please visit our accessibility page.

Where can I get a COVID-19 test at YVR?

For departure testing: please visit our COVID-19 Testing at YVR page.

For arrivals: As of September 30, 2022, Mandatory Random Testing will be removed and will not be conducted for travellers arriving into Canada from an international destination.

Are masks mandatory for travelling through YVR?

Starting October 1, 2022, masks are not mandatory in terminal and onboard aircraft. However, masks are recommended.

What are the parking options at YVR?

You can find out more about our parking options at

What are the ground transportation options available to travel to and from YVR?

YVR offers many convenient transportation options including shuttles, taxi, rideshare and the Canada Line. For more information, please visit our transportation page.

What’s open at the airport?

For our service providers’ hours of operation, please visit our Shop, Dine and Services page.

I have more questions, who can I ask?

Please give us a call at 604-207-7077 or email us at [email protected].

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