Air Canada applauds the Government of Canada’s announcement to waive pre-departure testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada on or after April 1, 2022.
The end of pre-departure testing will provide travelers with more security, allowing them to plan their next trip with more confidence and without the worry of incurring additional costs.
The federal government’s announcement is excellent news for the entire travel and tourism industry, which is a major contributor to the Canadian economy. People are looking forward to traveling and reuniting with their loved ones.
“Canada now joins other countries around the world in reopening and we look forward to the summer travel season. The removal of pre-departure testing requirements will continue to accelerate and stimulate the recovery of Canada’s travel and tourism industry, which we are committed to helping rebuild by re-establishing our global network,” said David Rheault, Vice President of Government and Community Relations for Air Canada.
As Canada’s global airline, Air Canada has led the advocacy and continued adoption of science-based measures to keep its customers and employees safe.
“Safety is our top priority, and we are proud to be one of the first airlines in the world, and the only airline in Canada, to receive Diamond certification from APEX Health Safety, the highest level of recognition for hygiene, cleanliness and care. to public health guidelines,” added Rheault.
The airline has expanded its domestic, cross-border, European, and South Pacific route networks, offering customers by far the largest choice of routes and destinations of any Canadian carrier this summer.
Air Canada offers new service on four cross-border and three domestic routes, in addition to reinstating 41 North American routes and will serve 51 Canadian and 46 US airports.
Internationally, the airline relaunches 33 routes to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including popular destinations such as Barcelona, Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, and Venice. The Maple Leaf Airline is also expanding its South Pacific network with the return of daily service to Sydney and the resumption of services to Brisbane and Auckland.