Travel advisories

For information on entrance restrictions and health and security advisories for international destinations, please visit travel.gc.ca.


Travel advisory: Special Advisory - Toronto, ON

A Special Advisory – Airport Disruption warning has been announced for:

- Toronto, ON

This may cause delays or cancellations.

We advise all guests travelling to or from Toronto, ON on July 3, 2015 to check the status of their flights prior to leaving for the airport.

Additional updates will be posted as they are available.

WestJet (air only) guests who wish to make alternate flight arrangements may do so without penalty (based on availability) by calling 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET).

WestJet Vacations guests who wish to make alternate travel arrangements should be directed to contact WestJet Vacations by calling 1-877-737-7001.


Travel advisory: Kamloops - Overlanders bridge rehabilitation April 20 to October 31, 2015

Please allow extra time to get to and from the Kamloops airport as delays and detours may hinder your drive. The main connecting bridge between south and north Kamloops (where the airport is located) is undergoing a significant rehabilitation project. There will be closures and delays through the period of April 20 to October 31, 2015. The City of Kamloops has more information available on their website and Twitter (#kammute).


Travel Advisory - Parking Shortage - LaGuardia Airport

Due to construction, there is limited parking available at the airport. Please allow extra time to get to the terminal if you intend to park in airport lots.


Travel advisory – Ebola

To prevent the entry and spread of the Ebola virus, many countries have implemented travel restrictions, including:

  1. The United States, whose Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have implemented enhanced screening for Ebola and requires all travellers who have been in West Africa in the preceding 21 days to only arrive at one of the following five airports:
    • John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York
    • Newark International Airport in New Jersey
    • Chicago's O'Hare International Airport
    • Dulles International Airport in Virginia
    • Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta
  2. Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Antigua and Barbuda who have introduced travel restrictions for persons who have travelled to many locations in West Africa within a specific period of time. For more information, please contact the consulate or embassy of the country you are travelling to.

For more information on the Ebola virus and Travel Health Notices on the Ebola outbreak, please consult the following Government of Canada website: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/diseases-conditions-maladies-affections/disease-maladie/ebola/index-eng.php


Phone scam alert

Telephone scammers are impersonating WestJet in an attempt to steal your personal information. WestJet does not use telemarketers or share guests' personal information. If you receive a call indicating that you've won "WestJet points/miles" or are a "preferred customer" please contact the RCMP Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit their website. For more information about possible scams related to WestJet, please visit our email and telephone scams page.


Travel advisory instructions for travel agents

If your client needs to change their flight as the result of a WestJet travel advisory:

  • Enter "TRVL ADV DDMMMYY"** into the endorsement field if completing an exchange.
    • No penalties or fare difference will apply if the exchange results in travel to be completed within seven days of a posted travel advisory date.
    • **DDMMMYY is the travel date your client was impacted**
  • If the ticket remains open for future use and the exchange is completed outside the travel advisory specified date range, regular fees will apply.

Online survey scam alert

Internet marketers are falsely claiming to represent WestJet Airlines Limited using online pop-up surveys. The scam offers discounts or products in exchange for answering a questionnaire. We are always happy to hear how your experience with us was, but we do not use pop-ups or offer non-WestJet products as an incentive. For more information about possible scams related to WestJet, please visit our email and telephone scams page.