(TORONTO, ON – January 25th, 2021) – The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is pleased to announce the return of Sunwing Airlines on January 22nd with a new non-stop service from Toronto (YYZ) to Saint Lucia (UVF) this winter season. A short video on the arrival of Sunwing Airlines can be seen here
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, 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”, remarked Tourism Minister Hon. Dr. Ernest Hilaire.
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 (Polymerized Chain Reaction) test within five days before travel to Saint Lucia.
Covid Safety & Protocols
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.
Unvaccinated travellers will receive a bracelet that identifies them as long-stay visitors after 14 days on the island. On day 15, travellers can 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 at www.stlucia.org/covid-19.
SOURCE Total Public Relations