Sunwing Airlines Adds Cuba As ‘Easy Entry Destination’

HAVANA, Nov. 15th As Cuba reopens to international travellers on Monday, sunny vacation airline Sunwing is making the travel process a simple one for Canadian travellers. Listing Cuba as an ‘Easy Entry Destination’, Sunwing has committed to providing its travellers with a smooth travel experience when visiting Cuba for the first time since the pandemic.

Easy Entry For Canadian Travelers To Cuba

  • Zero change fees: Sunwing is offering passengers zero change fees on flights to Cuba up to seven days before departure.
  • More flight routes: The airline will also be adding routes between Canada and Cuba to its flight itinerary, with flight departures from Canada’s major cities to the destinations of Varadero, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria and Holguin.
  • Travellers are required to fill out a health form for arrival to Cuba, which will be provided onboard at passengers convenience.
  • Complimentary medical coverage for Covid: to help cover emergency medical costs on all-inclusive vacation packages for Cuba for bookings made through December 6th, for travel between November 1, 2021, and April 30, 2022.

Flight routes to Cuba this winter from more cities across Canada will align with Canadian airports reopening to international passengers from November 30th.

Cuba’s Travel Restrictions From November 15

As we reported last week, Cuba will be reopening to international travellers without testing or quarantine from November 15. Fully vaccinated travellers must show proof of vaccination prior to travelling to Cuba.

Unvaccinated travellers will have to show proof of a negative PCR test result three days before travel to Cuba and for their departure back to Canada. All travellers must show proof of Covid medical insurance upon arrival.

This update comes just in time for Cuba’s peak tourist season, which is typically from December through May.

‘Customers Are Loving Being Back In This Popular Vacation Destination’, Says President of Tour Operations

The President of Tour Operations at Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, commented on Cuba’s reopening. “We resumed flights to Cuba last month and our customers are loving being back in this popular vacation destination.”

He continued, “From the pristine beaches to the friendly people and beautiful resorts, we’ve received overwhelmingly positive reviews. We look forward to resuming our Cuba program in full force now that it’s easier than ever to visit the iconic destination, and we’re excited to be bringing even more Canadians back to its sunny shores this winter.”

Direct Flights To Cuba With Sunwing

Toronto-HolguinCalgary-VaraderoMontreal-VaraderoMontreal-Cayo Coco
Vancouver-VaraderoEdmonton-VaraderoOttawa-VaraderoOttawa-Cayo Coco
Regina-VaraderoSaskatoon-VaraderoWinnipeg-VaraderoQuebec City-Varadero
Bagotville-VaraderoToronto-VaraderoToronto-Cayo Coco

For the full flight and vacation schedule for Cuba and other sun destinations, you can check out the flight schedule here on Sunwing’s website.

More flight routes are expected to be added to Sunwing’s schedule in the upcoming months as demand increases.

Cuba A Top Travel Destination For Canadians

Cuba is a top destination for Canadian travellers. Resorts across the island have been welcoming Canadian tourists for decades, with Canadians accounting for 30% of all tourists who visit Cuba every year.

Popular resort destinations include Varadero, Cayo Coco and Holguin on the island’s east coast.

Trips to the historic and cultural capital city of Havana is also on travellers’ bucket lists. If you’re looking for a more unique getaway in Cuba, head two and a half hours west of Havana to Viñales, a UNESCO Heritage Site that’s one of the most scenic destinations in the country. (www.traveloffpath.com)