TORONTO — Sunwing has announced that it will deem Cuba as an Easy Entry Destination following the lifting of entry restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers, just in time for the holiday season.
Effective Nov. 15, fully vaccinated travellers won’t be required to provide a negative test or quarantine upon arrival in Cuba. Passengers will, however, need to provide proof of vaccination, complete the health form provided onboard their flight, and show proof of COVID-19 insurance upon arrival. Unvaccinated passengers will still be required to provide a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before their flight departure, both to board their flight in Canada and to be allowed entry into Cuba.
“Our customers are loving being back in this popular vacation destination,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations at Sunwing. “From the pristine beaches to the friendly people and beautiful resorts, we’ve received overwhelmingly positive reviews. We look forward to resuming our Cuba program in full force now that it’s easier than ever to visit the iconic destination and we’re excited to be bringing even more Canadians back to its sunny shores this winter.”
Flights will be available from gateways across Canada including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Bagotville, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Saskatoon to the popular Cuban destinations of Varadero, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria and Holguin. The full flight schedule can be found at sunwing.ca. More routes and dates are expected to be added in the coming months based on customer demand and to align with when additional regional airports gain clearance for international flight operations.
Accommodations in Cuba range from the family-friendly Memories Flamenco Beach Resort in Cayo Coco to the adults-only Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero located just steps from one of Varadero’s world-famous beaches. There’s also the popular Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa for adults, home to a sprawling pool, a waterfall and upgraded Diamond Club accommodation options.