BREAKING: Air Canada resumes Antigua service October 3

An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft arriving from Toronto prepares to land at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Boeing's Max 8 aircraft won't be allowed to fly in Canadian skies until officials believe all safety concerns have been addressed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Antigua and Barbuda will see a boost in airlift for the winter season, as demand for the destination increases amongst travellers seeking to escape the cold weather.  Air Canada announced the resumption of its flights on Sunday, October 3, to and from Toronto to St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda.

Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism Charles Fernandez said: “We welcome Canadians back to our shores and are very pleased that Air Canada has decided to resume services from Toronto to St. John’s, Antigua.  This upcoming winter season, visitors will continue to safely enjoy Antigua and Barbuda.”

Nino Montagnese, Vice President, Air Canada Vacations further added, “Canadians are anxious to travel to the beautiful locations they’ve been dreaming of, and we’re ready to respond to their needs. Our packaged holidays from Toronto to Antigua, available as of October 3rd, give them the opportunity to experience a stunning corner of the Caribbean and create new memories under the sun.”

The destination has put forward a number of COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of its residents, airline essential workers and visitors. As of October 1st, 2021, the following protocols will be in effect to protect their health and safety:

· All arriving passengers will require a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) test for SARS-CoV-2 using a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab taken within four days of their flight or fewer.

Children below the age of 5 years, entering Antigua, DO NOT REQUIRE a COVID -19 RT-PCR test.

· As of October 1, 2021, all arriving passengers including returning nationals and residents (excluding children 18 years and younger) are required to have received at least one dose of a World Health Organization (WHO) or Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment (MOHWE) approved 2-dose COVID 19 vaccine.

· The wearing of face mask in public spaces is mandatory throughout Antigua and Barbuda and social/physical distancing protocols must be adhered to.

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    • Those coming in on Air Canada would not bring any Covid -19 Viruses with them.Only the Locals it is alleged spread the disease.

  1. If a visitor ( tourist ) departing
    Antigua has a positive Covid test, what is the protocol? Do they return to the hotel, etc. where they were staying?

  2. Don’t forget the protocol of no in seat dining, no bars or gyms open. Beach access is minimal,and 8 o’clock curfew. No water tours. Don’t forget to tell them that Max. The government will be killing tourism with these unfun mandates. If you are bringing them here, open Antigua.

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