Air Canada Collaborates with Shoppers Drug Mart to Deliver a COVID-19 Testing
                            Solution For Customers

  Canada NewsWire

  MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2020

  * Pre-departure testing available as of Dec. 7 for Air Canada customers in
    Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia
  * Canadian travellers will be exempt from 14-day quarantine in Hawaii with a
    negative test

MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is pleased to announce its
collaboration with Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada's leading pharmacy retailer,
which will provide Air Canada customers with the opportunity to take a
pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to comply with international
travel requirements.

Beginning Dec. 7, eligible Air Canada customers can book and purchase a
COVID-19 test at participating Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Ontario,
Alberta and British Columbia. Results are typically available within 24-48

"Many countries now require a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test and we are
pleased to facilitate this process for our customers, making their travel
experience easier and safer by recommending the RT-PCR test at select Shoppers
Drug Mart locations. We believe that testing is one of the keys to protecting
employees and customers, and an important step to safely reopen travel around
the world, easing travel restrictions by providing alternative testing
solutions in managing risk," said Dr. Jim Chung, Air Canada's Chief Medical

"Our stores and pharmacy teams are a convenient, trusted resource for
Canadians. We want to continue to be a part of the solution as the country
looks for ways to manage COVID-19. We're pleased to work with Air Canada to
make COVID-19 RT-PCR tests accessible to travellers, and to help customers
plan their travel safely and with confidence," said Ashesh Desai, Executive
Vice President, Pharmacy at Shoppers Drug Mart.

This test will be available for customers flying to any destination requiring
a negative COVID-19 test, including Hawaii and the Caribbean (namely, the
Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Antigua, Barbuda and St-Lucia).

Canadians are now eligible to be exempt from Hawaii's mandatory 14-day
quarantine on arrival in the Hawaiian Islands via a pre-travel testing
process. Visit the Hawaiian government website for more details.

Air Canada's service to Hawaii from Vancouver begins on Dec. 17 and flights
from Calgary start on Dec. 18.

Other testing options are also offered to our customers who are flying to
Hawaii, including travellers from Quebec. For more details on the list of
approved testing entities by the Hawaiian Government, visit .

Air Canada has been at the forefront of the airline industry in responding to
COVID-19, including being among the first carriers globally to require
customer face coverings onboard and the first airline in the Americas to check
passengers' temperatures prior to boarding. In May, it introduced a
comprehensive program, called Air Canada CleanCare+, to apply industry leading
biosafety measures at each stage of the journey.

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