JOHN’S, ANTIGUA — Antigua and Barbuda is ready to welcome back Canadians, with the resumption of Air Canada flights this past weekend.
Flights resumed on Oct. 3 to and from Toronto to St. John’s, giving Antigua and Barbuda a welcome boost in airlift for the winter season.
“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,” said Minister of Tourism Charles Fernandez. “This upcoming winter season visitors will continue to safely enjoy Antigua and Barbuda.”
Nino Montagnese, Vice President, Air Canada Vacations, 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 Oct. 3, give them the opportunity to experience a stunning corner of the Caribbean and create new memories under the sun.
All arriving passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test using a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab taken within four days or fewer of their flight. Children below the age of five entering Antigua do not require a COVID-19 RT-PCR test.
As of Oct. 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- or Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment (MOHWE)-approved two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
In addition, masks in public spaces are mandatory throughout the destination and social/physical distancing protocols must be adhered to.
For more information on in-destination protocols go to https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/.