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Ireland welcomes back Air Canada’s nonstop Toronto-Dublin flights

TORONTO — Ireland, the land of “one hundred thousand welcomes,” has welcomed back direct flights from Toronto, courtesy of Air Canada.

Previously announced as part of its international schedule for summer 2021, Air Canada’s nonstop service from Toronto (YYZ) to Dublin (DUB) resumed on Aug. 1. Flights are operated three times a week onboard Air Canada’s 787 Dreamliner.

The route relaunch coincides with Ireland’s recent announcement about eased travel measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, which include the elimination of travel-related testing or quarantine. Those who do not have valid proof of vaccination must present a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours prior to arrival, self-quarantine and undergo post-arrival testing.

“We greatly look forward to sharing our world-famous ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ – one hundred thousand welcomes – with those visiting friends, family and Canadian travellers once again,” said Sandra Moffatt, Manager, Tourism Ireland, Canada. “With Air Canada resuming its direct flight from Toronto to Dublin, it is now that much easier for travellers to experience all that the island of Ireland has to offer.”

Throughout the pandemic, Ireland has maintained strict entry requirements for international arrivals in line with the EU, as well as implemented comprehensive health and safety protocols to ensure that all businesses, including the hospitality sector, are able to reopen and operate safely. According to Moffatt, wide open spaces, outdoor adventure experiences, luxury getaways and self-catering accommodations all make Ireland well suited to a post-pandemic trip.

Tourism Ireland has maintained its engagement with Canadians over the past 16 months through its ‘Fill Your Heart with Ireland’ initiative, which showcases the many experiences available on the island once it’s safe to travel once more. Top attractions include the Guinness Storehouse, St. Patrick’s and Christ Church Cathedrals, the Book of Kells and Trinity College, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, and the Little Museum of Dublin. Dublin is also home to several free museums like the National Museum of Ireland, National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, not to mention an array of beautiful city parks such as Iveagh Gardens and St Stephen’s Green.

For more information about travel to Ireland and the most up-to-date travel requirements visit the Irish Government website and the Northern Ireland Government website