Gaining More Access to Saint Lucia
WestJet, a Canadian airline, is offering flights to Saint Lucia. The airline stopped sending flights to the island during the height of the Covid outbreak. Now, they have announced that service between Toronto and Saint Lucia resumed. All flights will arrive at Hewanorra International Airport from Toronto. This is the third airline that has resumed its flights to the island in the last three weeks.
The return will ensure the business is re-energized on the island, particularly at the airport and the nearby cruise area. With tourism increasing, taxis, tour operators, and other service providers can look forward to seeing an increase in revenue, which has been sorely missed during the pandemic.
Air Canada also started sending flights between Canada and Saint Lucia a few weeks ago. Air Canada is one of the biggest airlines serving Canadian travelers for their worldwide trips. So seeing flights resume is a positive step.
Saint Lucia still has Covid issues, and therefore they have their protocols in place. Travelers need to have a vaccination card plus a negative Covid test. The test must be taken within 5 days of travel.
For accommodations, many resorts are open for business. Several have gained a Covid certification, meaning they are hotels that pass the health screening process. A person must stay at a certified hotel for two weeks before choosing different accommodations. It is also suggested that travelers maintain their distance, wear masks, and avoid congregating in large numbers.
Besides two Canadian airlines returning to the island, Air Antilles also launches flights from Saint Maarten to Saint Lucia. These flights will occur on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with some on Sundays from Barbados to Saint Lucia. So for those who want to island-hop, there are now flights that make it easy to enjoy more of the Caribbean.