Air Canada Vacations to offer flights to The Exumas this winter

Air Canada Vacations to offer flights to The Exumas this winter

THE EXUMAS — Air Canada Vacations will be operating direct flights from Toronto to George Town in The Exumas starting Dec. 19, 2021.

The Airbus A220-300 flights will run once a week on Sundays until April 17, 2022, departing at 9:30 a.m. from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and arriving in The Bahamas by 1 p.m.

“We are excited to welcome new and returning Canadian visitors who want to escape the winter weather, to visit and enjoy the beautiful Out Island of Exuma,” said Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, the Islands of The Bahamas. “Air Canada Vacations’ direct flight from Toronto Pearson to George Town not only benefits travellers but also the local community on Exuma.”

Nino Montagnese, Vice President, Air Canada Vacations, added: “As the demand for leisure travel continues to grow, we’re ready to advance the recovery of our industry by meeting the needs of travellers from all walks of life. We want to entice Canadians to dream of relaxation, adventure and sunnier days ahead. Exuma provides the perfect breathtaking backdrop for those dreams.”

Effective Nov. 8, 2021, Air Canada will also be offering daily flights from Toronto to Nassau. Beginning in December, weekend flights will also be available from Montreal to Nassau.

All persons travelling to The Bahamas are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs. A Travel Health Visa is no longer required for inter-island travel within The Bahamas.

All arriving passengers, vaccinated and unvaccinated, as part of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, are required to opt in to COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. The cost of insurance is included in the health visa application fee.

Fully vaccinated travellers are required to upload negative Rapid Antigen test results in addition to valid proof of vaccination (Provincial government-issued vaccine record card).

Unvaccinated Canadians travelling to The Bahamas would have to obtain and present an rt-PCR test and would also be required to take a Rapid Antigen test on the 5th day of their stay.

Now in effect, all children between the ages 2-11 wishing to enter The Bahamas are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen or PCR) taken no more than five days prior to the date of arrival in The Bahamas. All children under the age of two are exempt from any testing requirements.

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