The Canadian government will reopen the border on September 7 for those with a full immunization plan. In light of this, Air Canada has decided to reactivate two destinations in South America and increase its flights in Colombia.
The easing of restrictions allows entry to foreigners who have been fully vaccinated with the vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada: Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Janssen at least 14 days prior to entering the country, while meeting specific entry requirements for non-essential travel.
Canadian government health agencies have announced that they are open to the possibility of accepting other vaccines, but so far there is no news.
The deployment of Canada’s leading airline comes after the country has been around for 16 months with borders closed to foreigners. In February, it suffered another setback, when the government imposed restrictions on recreational travel for its citizens and residents, which increased the demand for travel abroad.
In the first case, on August 9 it began to receive vaccinated American citizens and on September 7 it will be opened to all foreigners.
“As travel restrictions are lowered in all countries, we are committed to rebuilding our international network and remaining a global airline connecting the world with Canada. We understand that many are eager to travel to Canada again, so Luis Noriega, General Manager Latin America and the Caribbean said: We are ready to reunite our travelers with their families and friends.”
The company announced that it has a CleanCare+ biosecurity program, in accordance with the current health situation, prioritizing the health and safety of its travelers and workers.
In the first place, it increased its flights to Bogota Airport (BOG)From two to three flights a week. From September 2, operations will resume in San Pablo/Guarulhos (GRU). The last destination to announce its return to the region is Santiago de Chile (SCL), as of November 1.
Hours and frequencies
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|AC 94||Toronto (YYZ)||22:00||Bogota Airport (BOG)||03:00 (+1)||LU – MI – VI|
|AC 95||Bogota Airport (BOG)||11:00||Toronto (YYZ)||17:55||MA – JU – SA|
|AC 90||Toronto (YYZ)||20:05||San Pablo/Guarulhos (GRU)||06:55 (+1)||LU – JU – SA|
|AC 91||San Pablo/Guarulhos (GRU)||21:35||Toronto (YYZ)||06:40||MA – VI – DO|
|AC 92||Toronto (YYZ)||22:40||Santiago Airport (SCL)||10:00 (+1)||MA – VI – DO|
|AC 93||Santiago Airport (SCL)||20:10||Toronto (YYZ)||05:40 (+1)||LU – MI – SA|
The three links will operate in a Boeing 787-9 with a capacity of 298 passengers, giving a width of 1,788 seats per week to each destination. This represents a decrease of 89.75% in capacity offered compared to November 2019.
For suspended flights to Buenos Aires/Ezeza (EZE), Lima (Lim) and Quito (UIO), it will depend on the demand and health restrictions imposed by these destinations. However, they will continue their cargo operations with the Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 787-9 designated for this service.
On the other hand, flights to Cartagena (CTG) and links from Montreal/Trudeau (YUL) to Bogota, Lima and Sao Paulo remain suspended until further notice.