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Air Canada sends first flight back to Grand Cayman

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  •   12-08-2021  9:31 am
  •   Pax Global Media
Air Canada sends first flight back to Grand Cayman
Government officials welcome back Air Canada in Grand Cayman. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Air Canada Rouge sent its first direct commercial flight back to Grand Cayman from Toronto Pearson Airport this past Saturday (Dec. 4). 

The flight to the Cayman Islands marks a milestone in the destination's return to tourism after reopening its border to fully vaccinated tourists as of November 20, 2021. 

In March 2020, the Cayman Islands government quickly closed its borders to international air and sea arrivals, resulting in the effective mitigation of COVID-19 on the country’s pristine shores. 

Air Canada Rouge returned to Grand Cayman on Dec. 4. (Supplied)

The country emerged from the pandemic as an example of safeguarding public health and preserved the picturesque locale, exceptional accommodations and restaurants and special marine and cultural for all to enjoy.

Working closely with health authorities, and the public and private sector, the Cayman Islands introduced a multi-phase plan to carefully and safely re-open the islands. 

Now in Phase 4 of its five-part plan, the luxury destination is well positioned to ensure a safe return to tourism and offer its unique brand of polished experiences to discriminating travellers seeking peace of mind.

Passengers arrive in Grand Cayman. (Supplied)

At all phases, all inbound travellers are required to make a declaration of travel and vaccination status on the Travel Cayman Portal, and present the declaration certificate and vaccination documents along with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. 

For more info on leisure travel to the Cayman Islands, visit

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