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Sunwing Airlines Adds Cuba As ‘Easy Entry Destination’ For Canadians

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As Cuba reopens to international travelers on Monday, sunny vacation airline Sunwing is making the travel process a simple one for Canadian travelers.

Listing Cuba as an ‘Easy Entry Destination’, Sunwing has committed to providing its travelers with a smooth travel experience when visiting Cuba for the first time since the pandemic.

Cuban girl looking at mobile phone, walking down street in Havana

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.
  • Travelers are required to fill out a health form for arrival to Cuba, which will be provided on board 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 wil align with Canadian airports reopening to international passengers from November 30th.

mountain view in Vinales, Cuba

Cuba's Travel Restrictions From November 15

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

Unvaccinated travelers 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 travelers 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.

Young couple on a tropical island, standing on the terrace of an old colonial house, looking towards the sea. Havana, Cuba

‘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.”

The view over Trinidad, Cuba. The city is a Unesco World Heritage site

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.”

havana cuba

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.

White sand beach in cuba

Cuba A Top Travel Destination For Canadians

Cuba is a top destination for Canadian travelers. 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 travelers' 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.

Cuban Street with classic car

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Wednesday 17th of November 2021

We are in Cuba right now and it is beautiful. Cubans are the kindest people you will ever meet. There is food and medication here. No issues with the government. But I have big issues with Sunwing! Flight delays getting here and a flight that was supposed to leave yesterday never did. Terrible service on the airplanes and incorrect information being given about COVID testing.


Wednesday 17th of November 2021

@Joan, what's happening with covid testing? Are unvaccinated permitted?


Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Cuba is not a safe place to travel right now , after people wake up . Cubans don't have food, medication and the government is against the people because they are protesting against the government.