Saint Lucia is welcoming back major Canadian airlines this fall/winter season with new non-stop service to the island.
The first flight after nine months returns on Oct. 3 with Air Canada, following the cancellation of all flights to the Caribbean earlier this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new air schedule coincides with the loosening of travel restrictions in Canada, permitting fully vaccinated international arrivals to enter the country as of Sept. 7 for non-essential travel, and removing the hotel quarantine requirements upon arrival.
Air Canada will resume nonstop service from Toronto (YYZ) to Saint Lucia (UVF) once-a-week every Saturday starting Oct. 3, then increasing frequency to two weekly flights (Fri/Sun) from Oct. 31.
The winter schedule will include four weekly flights as of Christmas, Dec. 24 (Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun).
WestJet is set to resume service from Toronto to Saint Lucia starting on Nov. 7 once-a-week every Sunday, then increasing frequency to three weekly flights (Sun/Thurs/Sat) beginning the week of Dec. 12, 2021.
Sunwing is also set to resume non-stop service to from Toronto to Saint Lucia starting on Nov. 6. (every Saturday).
Canadian visitors must obtain a negative PCR test within five days before travel to Saint Lucia.
The page features a checklist overview of mandatory requirements to ensure that visitors are not denied entry upon arrival.
Saint Lucia has implemented various health and safety measures to protect residents and visitors as part of its phased reopening plan.
A non-electronic wristband was introduced for fully vaccinated travellers to allow expanded island access.
Visitors can book car rentals and dine at more restaurants, all while observing existing on-island protocols.
Unvaccinated travellers will receive a bracelet that identifies them as long-stay visitors after 14 days on the island.
Starting on day 15, they are free to explore the island while observing standard COVID protocols such as physical distancing and wearing masks in public places.
Detailed information on the latest travel protocols can be found here.