Make sure you have your test before you travel

As of February 22, 2021, only four airports in Canada will be open to international travelers: YUL, YYZ, YYC, YVR. Upon arrival, there will be no connections possible (flights or buses) for all Canada bound passengers who will be submitted to a mandatory 3-day quarantine in a hotel in the vicinity of the airport.

Mandatory COVID-19 testing and negative results are will be required for air travellers flying to Canada from another country. All air travellers five years of age or older are required to undergo pre-departure COVID-19 PCR or RT LAMP testing before entering Canada. The PCR test will need to be taken within 72 hours (more information via TravelDoc above) prior to the traveller’s scheduled flight departure to Canada, and documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding.

For more details, view Traveldoc
Passengers travelling to mainland France
As of March 15, 2021, entry into France remains prohibited, except for imperative reasons with an exemption for French nationals, as well as their spouses (married, civil union and partner) and their children. Returns to home from abroad will also be possible without imperative reasons.
For more information:

All travelers 11 years and over travelling to mainland France from a country outside of Europe, regardless of their nationality, must:
  1. Conduct a PCR test providing results 72 hours prior departure
  2. Self-isolate for a period of 7 days once in France and conduct a second PCR test after the 7-day period
  3. Present a travel certificate including a statement on the imperative reason for the trip. The mandatory travel certificate can be downloaded on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
You can find below resources for PCR tests.

In case you do not receive your Negative PCR test results before departure, Air France and KLM allow you to modify your departure date – up to 4 days from original date, free of charge. This change must be made before your original scheduled flight.

For tickets booked via a travel agency, please contact your agency.
For tickets booked with Air France, you can modify via “my bookings” on the website or by calling us at 1800-667-2747.

Please note: 
If you already have an appointment for an antigenic test with one of our partners below, please contact them.
For all passengers, including passengers to Africa
Please note that most countries only accept Covid-type PCR tests. Make sure you meet all the requirements for entry to your destination country by consulting TravelDoc. It is your responsibility to have all proper and valid travel documents. If you do not comply, you may be refused boarding or you may be fined upon arrival.

Also the new restrictions to enter France do not apply to passengers in transit via Paris-CDG.
Entry requirements evolve regularly. 

We recommend that you pay special attention to the date required for this test in order to avoid being denied boarding or being denied entry to your destination.

For more information, please consult the TravelDoc website or our COVID-19 Flash Info page.

To simplify any procedures, in Canada, Air France has set up agreements with various laboratories and clinics to allow their customers to obtain rapid results.

Those tests are for asymptomatic persons only. We recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance (test to be carried out before your departure).

You can find below the list of laboratories or clinics carrying out Covid tests. Those tests are for asymptomatic persons only. We recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance (test to be carried out before your departure).
Contact your insurance. These tests could be reimbursed.

Keep watching this page as it will be regularly updated. 

Kindly note that the list below is provided for information only. Air France declines all responsibility for the conditions and consequences of carrying out the tests. 

Price, result delays and processes vary depending on the laboratory/clinic providing the service.
  • To make your test before departure
  • Price: $250 (including attestation of negative test result). 
  • Timeline : Appointments generally within 48h, depending on availability. It is highly recommended to make an appointment as early as possible. Results normally provided within 2 business days.
  • Several locations : in Greater Montreal area, Lanaudière, Laurentians, Eastern Townships, Mauricie and Quebec including one at the Montreal Trudeau Airport. This clinic is located on the departures level of the terminal building.
  • Opening days: 7 days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the lab at YUL. Monday-Saturday for the other locations.
  •  Process:
    • By phone (dedicated line Air France KLM): 1 877-313-1602 or online: Click here
    • Select test: Screening for COVID-19
    • It is your responsibility to check if you also need a medical certificate in addition to the attestation of Negative Test Result. If that’s the case, click here to fill out a callback request and a service agent will contact you.
    • Select a location and a time slot
    • Confirm your appointment by filling out family name, first name, date of birth, cell phone and email
  • For further details on Covid-19 testing, click here
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  • By appointment only
  • To book your appointment click here
  • Price: enter in the discount code in the ‘redeem coupon” box: AFKLM-SH for $20 off at check out.
  • Timeline: Results in 2 days.
  • Open 7/7 days a week
  • Locations: Several clinics in the Greater Toronto Area
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  • Opening hours: 7 days/7, 8am-8pm
  • Location: Vancouver International Airport, Unit D1 – 5360 Airport Road South, Richmond (near south Terminal)
  • Fare: 10% discount on $295 regular fare with discount code for AF10 for our passengers, ie $266 + GST
  • Appointments are guaranteed for Air France passengers, to be booked online at least 48h in advance at if you are unable to secure your preferred appointment time online due to clinic capacity, please email with “Air France Customer” in the subject line or call 1-833-332-7007
  • Additional testing locations on Vancouver Island, at their Nanaimo clinic, or mobile testing at your home or place of business More details on (AF10 can also be applied)
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For Alberta, all travelers are now directed by Albertan government to Dynalife

For PCR tests in BC and Ontario, you can also go to Lifelabs
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