MONTREAL — This weekend will mark the highly anticipated return of Air Canada to the island of Martinique.
After several months of interruption of service due to the pandemic, the airline will resume weekly service to Martinique on Oct. 30 with a direct flight from Montreal. Service will be on a new generation, two-class B-737 aircraft with 169 seats.
Starting in December, Air Canada will ramp up service to five nonstop flights per week from Montreal to Fort-de-France.
Alexandre Lefèvre, Air Canada’s Senior Director, Network Planification, said that the airline is “delighted” to come back to the destination.
“This proves how much Martinique and the whole French West Indies are important for us at Air Canada, as we have established strong relationships in the region for over 45 years now,” he said. “As much as Martinique is a popular sun destination for Quebecers, Quebec is an appealing destination for Martinicans looking for leisure, high education and business opportunities.”
Bénédicte di Geronimo, Martinique Tourism Commissioner, added: “Thanks to the work of the Martinique Tourism Authority alongside Air Canada, Canada has become the second main market for the island. We are delighted to welcome back Air Canada, an important partner to Martinique’s sky.”
Martinique’s Entry Protocols
Visitors who have completed a vaccinal scheme must apply for a French vaccinal passport. They are not subject to any travel restrictions when arriving in Martinique.
Those who are unvacated or have an uncomplete vaccinal scheme must comply with the following requirements:
- Negative PCR test taken 72 hours or less, or a negative antigen test taken 48 hours or less, prior to boarding
- A compelling reason for their visit (personal, professional, family, sanitary and/or urgent matter)
- 7 days of self isolation upon arrival and mandatory COVID-19 test afterward
For more information on travel to Martinique go to https://ca.martinique.org/.