LATEST CANADIAN TRAVEL ADVISORY CAUSES AIR CANADA TO SUSPEND SERVICES TO ANTIGUA.
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) is informing travellers of the recent decision by Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations to suspend flights to Antigua commencing January 31, 2022.
Approximately ten other destinations including, Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Curacao, Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been affected by this decision.
The news comes following a recent Travel Advisory issued by the Canadian Federal Government that has advised Canadians against non-essential travel. The Advisory issued on December 17, 2021, states “The Government of Canada is advising Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada at this time. Travel restrictions continue to change around the world and return options could become limited at any time.”
CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, Colin James said “While news of the Air Canada suspension of service will impact the recovery of our Canadian market, the safety of travellers is a key priority for the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. We remain committed to working with our partners and look forward to welcoming Air Canada back, when Canadian regulations allow them to return.”
Air Canada noted that it must take the necessary actions to ensure it comes back even stronger when circumstances allow.
The airline also expressed appreciation to travellers for their understanding during these difficult times.
Canadian Carrier, WestJet continues service into the destination and Antigua and Barbuda remains open to welcome visitors.