Alert: All Southbound flights to Mexico and the Caribbean are temporarily suspended effective January 31, 2021 until April 30, 2021.
TRAVEL UPDATE: February 22, 2021 New Canadian entry requirements - Mandatory testing and quarantine hotels
Effective February 22, 2021 the federal government has announced the following for all travellers entering Canada regardless of citizenship:
Plan and pre-book a mandatory 3-night stay at a designated hotel in the Canadian city of entry at their own cost;
Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours before boarding their flight to Canada, or a positive COVID-19 PCR test taken between 14 and 90 days before their scheduled departure;
Use the ArriveCan app to provide their travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment prior to boarding; and
Register for and complete a COVID-19 molecular test at the airport upon arrival into Canada.
After completing the COVID-19 molecular test at the airport upon arrival, travellers will proceed to the designated hotel to await their test result. Once a negative test result is received, travellers can continue to their place of quarantine to complete the remainder of the mandatory 14-days. Clients with connecting flight(s) to another Canadian city To accommodate the mandatory 3-night hotel stay upon arrival into Canada, all onward domestic connection(s) should be checked and cancelled and arrangements to rebook must be made with the airline or through your travel agent. For the most up to date health and government updates visit travel.gc.ca or register for updates at travel.gc.ca/register.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: January 29, 2021
Further to the Government of Canada’s announcement January 29, 2021, and the ongoing collaboration with the government and the Canadian aviation industry, all Southbound flights have been temporarily suspended until April 30, 2021. This includes operating flights with Air Canada, Transat, Sunwing and WestJet to the Caribbean and Mexico. Northbound flights will operate until Sunday January 31, 2021 to bring back returning travellers. Travellers scheduled to travel in the coming days and weeks will be contacted. If you are currently in destination, please consult with your local travel representative with updates on this matter. For the most up to date health and government requirements, please visit travel.gc.ca or register here for updates travel.gc.ca/register. We will update this page as we continue to monitor travel updates by the government of Canada.
Effective January 7, 2021: To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada announced that all air travellers five years of age or older are required to undergo pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing before entering Canada. The PCR test will need to be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled flight departure to Canada, and documentation of a negative laboratory test results must be presented to the airline prior to boarding. It is the responsibility of the traveller to ensure this requirement has been met and any travellers who no not produce this documentation upon check-in will be denied boarding their flight back to Canada. As travel requirements are changing rapidly, it is the traveller’s responsibility to check the entry requirements put in place by the border authorities of the country you are planning to visit as well as the Government of Canada website travel.gc.ca travelling advisories.
List of Testing Facilities at Destination Please note: We cannot guarantee the availability of appointments at each facility or the timing of test results delivery. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure that they themselves and any child travelling with them over the age of 5 provide proof of a negative test result taken within 72 hours of departure.
These test facilities below are clinics recognized in each destination. There are resorts offering on site testing. For more information on the resort or destination you are travelling to, please consult with a travel expert.
This interactive mapprovides key information for travel across Canada. There are many other countries Canadians can travel to as well. Visit here to learn more. For more information review these useful links:
Requirements may change so please check these sites regularly for the most up-to-date information.
Most airlines have resumed flying and a number of Caribbean resorts have started to welcome guests. Masks are now required in airports and on-board the aircraft. You can read Transport Canada’s new safety protocols when you click here.