After air travel was grounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, international flights from Canada are slowly starting again. Air Transat has been back in the air since July 23, but now they're making a huge promise. They'll be offering more than 40 destinations as early as November.

The airline announced in a press release on August 4 that they will beef up their winter offerings.

It will include a wide range of flights connecting us to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America, the United States, Europe, and the rest of Canada.

There will be domestic flights available between Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver — but these are cold destinations, so where can you go to seek some sun?

Travellers departing from Montreal will be able to choose between places like Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and more. Plus, they can go to European cities in Spain, France, and Portugal.

Since travel now comes with a lot more considerations than it used to, they have a new booking policy.

It's going to give flyers more flexibility, more chances to modify reservations and even cancellation options.  

Of course, airlines are going to have to follow the rules set out by public health officers, so flight schedules could always change. 

Air Transat will "continue to apply the strict health and safety measures...at check-in, during boarding, on board and at destination," reads their release.

Plus, it was difficult for many travellers whos plans were derailed by COVID-19 to get their money back.

 

However, as excited as we all are to dust off our passports, it's important to remember this: non-essential travel outside of the country is still discouraged by the Government of Canada.

This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.


 

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