Sunwing Announces its Return to Cuba Following News of Relaxed Entry Rules


Sunwing has announced its return to Cuba following the country’s easing of travel requirements for fully vaccinated Canadians.

The operator will be offering weekly flights to Varadero and Cayo Coco. Flight service will be offered from several gateways in Canada beginning in OCT and NOV 2021, including YYZ, YUL, YYC, and YEG.

It will also provide pre-departure PCR tests at $30 USD per person.

Sunwing notes that as the season progresses, more Canadian departure gateways and Cuban destinations are expected to be added to reflect evolving consumer demand.

“We’re thrilled to be helping our customers head back to the sunny shores of Cuba this fall under our wing,” commented Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations at Sunwing. “Cuba has been an integral part of our operations ever since our inaugural flight took off from Toronto to Varadero in 2005. Our Cuba program has continued to grow since then, and has been one of our most popular destinations over the past decade. The resort towns of Varadero and Cayo Coco both offer serene beach locations and secluded tourist areas for a relaxing retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities.”

Sunwing’s current flight schedule to Cuba can be found below:

  • Between YYZ and VRA, Fridays starting 08OCT 2021
  • Between YYZ and CCC, Saturdays starting 09OCT 2021
  • Between YUL and VRA, Fridays starting 08OCT 2021
  • Between YUL and CCC, Saturdays starting 16OCT 2021
  • Between YYC and VRA, Tuesdays starting 02NOV 2021
  • Between YEG and VRA, Tuesdays starting 02NOV 2021

Sunwing highlights that those looking to go to Varadero can explore the beach and activities at Grand Memories Varadero. Vacationers headed to Cayo Coco may choose to stay at Iberostar Selection Playa Pilar, with oceanfront suites; or Memories Flamenco Beach Resort, offering a range of water sports like snorkelling and catamaran rides.

Sunwing also notes that all vacation packages booked by 15OCT 2021 for departures between now and 31OCT 2021 will include complimentary COVID-19 coverage at no additional charge.

For more information visit Sunwing’s web site.

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