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VIDEO: Saint Lucia celebrates the return of Sunwing Airlines


VIDEO: Saint Lucia celebrates the return of Sunwing Airlines
Sunwing Airlines returned to Saint Lucia on Jan. 22, 2022. (Saint Lucia Tourism Authority)
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The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority welcomed the return of Sunwing Airlines on Jan. 22, 2022, as the carrier launches new non-stop service from Toronto (YYZ) to Saint Lucia (UVF) this winter season.   

The return of Sunwing is a milestone for Saint Lucia as it is the final Canadian airline to resume service.  

Sunwing’s winter flight schedule from Toronto (YYZ) to Saint Lucia (UVF) will operate once a week every Saturday until May 2022. 

Sunwing’s Captain, Blair Pritchard, was presented with a commemorative plaque to celebrate the airline’s return, alongside Tourism Minister - Hon.  Dr. Ernest Hilaire, Chairman of the (SLTA) Board of Directors Thaddeus M. Antoine and President of the Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association Paul Collymore. 

The additional air service provides Canadians with more viable options to visit Saint Lucia, with direct flights from Toronto on Air Canada operating three weekly flights (Wed, Fri, Sun), Sunwing operating every Saturday, and WestJet operating every Sunday.   

“We are excited for the return of Sunwing. It’s been nearly two years since the cancellation of all flights to the destination in March 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada is our fourth-largest market. In 2019, we had over 40,000 Canadian visitors, which was record-breaking.  As travel restrictions begin to ease globally, we are looking forward to 2022 and re-establishing a strong relationship with the Canadian market," said Dr.  Hilaire. 

To ensure a seamless airport experience, all visitors and returning nationals must complete a Pre-Arrival registration form   before departure, found on www.stlucia.org    

The page features a checklist overview of mandatory requirements to ensure that visitors are not denied entry upon arrival.   

Canadian visitors must obtain a negative PCR test within five days before travel to Saint Lucia.  

As part of its phased reopening plan, Saint Lucia has implemented various health and safety measures to protect residents and visitors.  

A non-electronic wristband was introduced for fully vaccinated travellers to expand island access.  

Visitors can now book car rentals and dine at more restaurants, all while observing existing on-island protocols. 

More info can be found at www.stlucia.org/covid-19 

Here's a short video about Sunwing's return to Saint Lucia (courtesy of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority).


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