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VANCOUVER — Air France will be resuming direct service between Paris and Vancouver with two flights a week starting next month.
Running from Dec. 14 to March 27, 2021, the flights will see passengers onboard the Paris-Papeete flight, which is temporarily stopping in Vancouver, replacing Los Angeles as the route’s refuelling stop. This seat offer is limited to Vancouver-Paris-Vancouver travel and does not cover trips between French Polynesia and Canada.
“We are delighted to offer travellers who meet the criteria to enter France or any other of the world’s destinations we fly to, with this new option of doing so from Vancouver,” said Catherine Guillemart-Dias, Vice-President and General Manager of Air France KLM Canada. “It also gives businesses that need to ship cargo an extra alternative.”
|Vancouver||Paris||Dec 14||Mar 25||AF 075||B777-200||Monday. Thursday|
|Paris||Vancouver||Dec 15||Mar 27||AF 074||B777-200||Tuesday. Saturday|
Apart from certain exceptions, including visa holders and travelers for business, humanitarian or medical reasons, Air France reminds holders of Canadian passports they are no longer admitted in France for non-essential reasons. Canadians may still transit through Paris to travel to other Air France KLM countries they are permitted to enter. Passengers in transit are submitted to the entry regulations of their final destination country.
All travellers, regardless of nationality, authorized to fly to France will need to complete an International Travel Certificate to Mainland France, as well as a Sworn Statement of absence of COVID-19 symptoms.
Plus, a negative COVID-19 test (RT PCR, RT LAMP or Antigenic tests are the only acceptable tests) is now mandatory to enter France; it’s recommended that a test be taken and the results obtained less than 72 hours prior to departure from Canada. Tests are also available upon arrival at Charles-de-Gaulle airport.
Air France has agreements in place with various laboratories and clinics in Canada. Go to https://www.airfrance.ca/CA/en/local/information/news/PCR.htm for more information.
Customers no longer able to travel can rebook in the same booking class for another date; no fee or reason is required. Alternatively, they may request a credit voucher. This policy also applies to all new bookings, whether the cancellation is due to changes in entry rules at destination or a decision to call off the trip, regardless of the reason.