With travel requirements are changing rapidly as a result of COVID-19, it is your responsibility to regularly check the restrictions put in place by the border authorities of the country you are planning to visit as well as the Government of Canada website at www.travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories. This includes travel restrictions and self-isolation plans as required under Canadian federal, provincial and territorial jurisdiction.
Some countries have mandatory entry forms that must be filled out before departure. Please check if your destination is listed see below and complete the entry form prior to travel:
Travellers may also be subject to health screenings, including temperature checks upon arrival to their holiday destinations, as well as prior to their return flight to Canada. Several countries also require travel entry forms to be completed online or require a negative result from a PCR test prior to arrival. Please ensure that you are familiar with the restrictions imposed by the local authorities at your destination. Sunwing will not be responsible for and will not assume any expense in the event that you are refused entry into your country of destination or denied travel on your return flight due to these restrictions.
There are various measures in place to restrict non-essential travel, including new entry forms or self-quarantine requirements upon arrival. Ensure you are familiar with the restrictions imposed by the local authorities at your destination. For more information review these useful links:
Cayman Islands http://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus
Costa Rica https://salud.go.cr/
Dominican Republic https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/
St Lucia https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/
St Maarten https://stmaartenupdates.com/
For all other countries, please visit IATA (https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm) for more information about your destination's entry requirements.
Requirements may change so please check these sites regularly for the most up to date information.
While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information, we assume no liability or responsibility for the completeness, accuracy or usefulness of the information. It is the user’s responsibility to validate the information using up-to-date official government guidelines and recommendations.
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Mandatory COVID-19 testing and negative results are required for air travellers flying to Canada from another country. The Government of Canada announced that all air travellers five years of age or older will be required to undergo pre-departure COVID-19 molecular testing before entering Canada. The COVID-19 molecular test will need to be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled flight departure to Canada, and documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding.
Travellers who are residual positive – meaning they have recovered from COVID-19 but continue to test positive long after they have recovered and are no longer infectious – must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test conducted between 14 and 90 days prior to their scheduled flight to Canada.
In addition, all travellers five years of age or older are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at the following four airports in Canada: Vancouver (YVR), Calgary (YYC), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Montreal-Trudeau (YUL).
After arrival in Canada, all air travellers, with limited exceptions, are required to reserve and stay in a government-authorized accommodation (GAA) for up to three nights, at their own cost, while they await the results of their COVID-19 molecular test.
As of February 22, 2021, prior to boarding an aircraft for Canada, the traveller will be required (unless exempt) to provide evidence of a pre-paid accommodation at a government-approved hotel for three nights, beginning on the day that they enter Canada. In the event that they are not required to have a pre-paid hotel booking, they are to provide their contact information.
It is the traveller’s sole responsibility to ensure these requirements have been met and any travellers who do not produce this documentation upon check-in will be denied boarding their flight to Canada.
Due to new mandatory travel requirements, you must download the ArriveCan App and submit your COVID-19 related information before boarding your flight to Canada. The ArriveCAN mobile app is available on Google Play or the App Store. You can also access the ArriveCan website and complete the required information online. Travellers who do not submit the required information before boarding may be subject to enforcement action and up to a $1,000 fine. Travellers can speak to a Canada Border Services Officer inside the terminal should they wish to have more information. For those travellers without a smartphone or laptop, or who are unable to download the app, paper forms are available at the arrival gate, but use of the App or website is preferred to expedite processing by federal authorities once you arrive in Canada.
To save time at the airport, travellers can download the CanBorder eDeclaration app – it operates entirely in airplane mode, once downloaded, and can save you time upon arrival into Canada by allowing you to create a declaration for up to five travellers.