On January 5, 2022 Air Canada updated travel advisory on their vacations website. This travel advisory stated as we quote, “In light of the current pandemic context, Air Canada will be suspending some flights to Sun destinations from January 24 until April 30, 2022.” Following is the list of countries included in this suspension list:
- Samaná, Dominican Republic
- Exuma, The Bahamas
- Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
- Havana, Cuba
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Saint Martin/Saint Maarten
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
Furthermore, Air Canada also mentioned in the update that they will be operating a number of one-way commercial flights from affected destinations. This is to help ensure that Canadians are not stranded abroad and in order to return customers at the suspended destinations to Canada. Any travellers affected by the temporary suspension of the above listed destinations will be issued a full refund.
Cancellation of Air Canada Direct Flights To/From Hong Kong
On January 4, Air Canada in a news release informed it’s patrons that they will be cancelling all direct passenger flights between Canada and Hong Kong beginning January 7, 2022. Flights are planned to resume from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on March 1, 2022 and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on March 3, 2022.
We would like our readers to know that this cancellation was announced after Hong Kong announced a two-week ban on flights from the Canada and other 7 countries because of rapidly rising COVID and Omicron cases. These countries are:
- United States
- Great Britain
On Tuesday, Hong Kong had 114 Omicron cases, while as per latest update Canada has more than 23,500 Omicron cases. We will advise our readers to continuously keep checking the travel advisories and confirm the information with their specific airlines on latest updates.