This information is up to date as of November 16, 2020.
Air Canada is currently flying to more than 90 destinations this winter across Canada, the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Here’s what you need to know before you pack your bags.
First off, know that travellers returning to Canada from other countries are required to quarantine for a mandatory 14-day period.
However, the good news is that according to IATA, the chances of contracting a disease from an ill person during a flight is likely to be lower than in other confined spaces. This is because modern aircraft refresh cabin air every few minutes and are equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (or HEPA) filters, which remove at least 99.9 percent of particles, including microscopic viruses and bacteria. According to Marc Garneau, Canada’s Transport Minister, there is no evidence to date of a passenger contracting Covid-19 onboard an aircraft.
The Canadian Travel & Tourism Roundtable’s key travel information page includes a regularly updated list of countries that Canadians are allowed to travel to with little or no restrictions.