TRAVEL ADVISORIES

Learn more about our commitment to safer travel

May 22, 2020

To make your safety our only priority, we’re introducing new health and safety standards. Our preventive measures ensure that you stay safe while on your way to your hotel or resort in Mexico, the Caribbean, South and Central America. Visit our Health & Safety page for full details.

NEW! The COVID-19 Coverage & Assistance Plan administered by Allianz Global Assistance

August 31, 2020

Your vacation package now includes the COVID-19 Coverage & Assistance Plan, administered by Allianz Global Assistance, at no additional cost to you!

As sunny destinations start to open up to travellers, you'll be able to travel with confidence and enjoy your vacation with peace of mind! Designed to cover emergency medical and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 while travelling, this new coverage is included with vacation packages to select destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, booked on or after August 31st.

Visit the COVID-19 Coverage administered by Allianz Global Assistance page for full details.

COVID-19 updates: Cancellation of bookings

November 5, 2020

As previously announced, Air Canada has reduced its scheduled capacity. Air Canada continues to serve a number of international and U.S. transborder destinations from select Canadian cities. Please visit the dedicated COVID-19 page on aircanada.com for the most up-to-date operating schedule.


Departures scheduled between November 1 to December 31, 2020, inclusively

  • If Air Canada is no longer offering service to your destination, you will be contacted by our Customer Support team.

  • If Air Canada is offering service to your destination but flights on the day of the week you are scheduled to depart are cancelled, you will be contacted by our Customer Support team.

  • If Air Canada is still flying to your destination on the day of the week you selected between November 1 to December 31, 2020; your vacation is still scheduled to depart. Should you have any questions please contact our Customer Support team at 1-866-754-5338.


New flexible options for future travel credits

Air Canada Vacations recently introduced even more flexibility to their future travel credits. In addition to the other changes that were previously announced including the possibility to transfer the credit to another person and the ability to keep the residual value of the credit resulting from a fare difference, future travel credits will no longer have an expiry date.


Once customers have discussed their travel options with the Customer Support team, they do not need to contact Air Canada Vacations or their travel agent. If a future travel credit was chosen it will be processed automatically and will be sent to you by email. When you are ready to use your credits, you should refer to your invoice which contains your Air Canada Vacations booking reference number.

Please note that we are processing files in order of departure dates. Given the high volume of changes, we are working as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long is my future travel credit valid for?
Air Canada Vacations’ future travel credits no longer have an expiry date.


Can I transfer my future travel credit to another person?
You can transfer the totality of your future travel credit to another person. The validity of the credit remains unchanged. The ability to transfer a future travel credit is only possible for air-only, land-only, or package vacations except for cruise. Cruise future travel credits may not be transferable.


I want to book another vacation using my future travel credit, what should I do?
When you are ready to use your credits, you should refer to your invoice which contains your Air Canada Vacations booking reference number. If you book a new package that is less expensive than the value of your future travel credit, any residual value from the lower fare will remain on your file for future use. Any fare difference will apply if the new vacation is more expensive.


My cruise was cancelled, what should I do?
If you’ve booked a cruise, the same cancellation policies apply. Air Canada Vacations continues to work with individual cruise lines to ensure customers can rebook with ease based on each cruise line’s policy. Certain cruise lines are offering customer the options for a refund, Air Canada Vacations is applying this policy to the cruise-only portion of a package. If you’d like more information regarding your cancelled cruise booking, please call 1-866-529-2079.


What happens if my group reservation (10 or more people) was cancelled?
The same cancellation policies apply, and customers will be issued a future travel credit with no expiry date. Air Canada Vacations continues to work with individual hotel partners to ensure customers can rebook with ease. If you’d like more information about your Group booking, please contact your Groups coordinator.


What travel restrictions and safety protocols can I expect when travelling?
Travel restrictions and mandatory safety protocols may be in place at certain destinations, on flights, and at airports, hotels and on cruise ships. The availability of services and facilities may be impacted. As well, you may be required to pay for a local insurance fee per person upon registration or entry into a country.

Learn how to get informed and be prepared before your trip.

Travellers should also be aware of the biosafety measures implemented by Air Canada through their Air Canada CleanCare+ program as well as the onboard service enhancements implemented before and during their flights.


Which countries can I travel to?
Check out this interactive map to discover all the destinations you can fly to right now, across Canada and beyond.


What changes to services and safety protocols can I expect when travelling?
To ensure the safety of all guests and employees, mandatory safety protocols may be in place on flights, and at airports, hotels and cruise ships. The availability of services and facilities may be impacted.

To find out the safety measures implemented before and during your flight with Air Canada, read about the Air Canada CleanCare+ program and their Service offering changes.

Air Canada Responds to Transport Canada's Closure of Canadian Airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

October 29, 2019

In compliance with Transport Canada's safety notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations, Air Canada has grounded its 24 737 MAX aircraft until further notice.

Air Canada is updating its schedule to further optimize its fleet and re-accommodate customers. Given the uncertainty about the timing of regulatory approvals for the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX, we are removing the Boeing 737 MAX from our schedule to June 30, 2020 and will continue to update plans as required.

As such, Air Canada Vacations' cancellation and rebooking policies are in place for affected customers. In collaboration with Air Canada, we are working to rebook impacted customers as soon as possible, but given the magnitude of Air Canada's 737 MAX operations, customers can expect delays in rebooking and in reaching Air Canada Vacations' call centres. We appreciate our customers' patience.

Customers are further advised to check the status of their flight on aircanada.com prior to going to the airport.

What should I do right now?
As changes are finalized in the flight schedule, customers whose flight times or flight numbers have changed can verify this information on the Air Canada app or the "Flight Status" tab on aircanada.com.

If you are travelling soon, you can also contact our Customer Care team at 1-800-296-3408 or call your travel agent. If you are travelling in a group, please communicate with your Groups coordinator. Please understand that priority is being given to customers travelling within the next 72 hours.

Alternate Travel Plans
If you currently have a reservation between now and June 30, 2020 for a flight that was scheduled to be operated by a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, we've implemented a policy that makes it possible for you to make voluntary changes to your itinerary within three (3) weeks of your original travel dates.

Customers and travel agents wishing to make voluntary changes, space permitting, to travel itineraries can call: 1-800-296-3408. If you are travelling in a group, please communicate with your Groups coordinator.

Can I change my reservation to fly on a different aircraft?
We have complied with Transport Canada's safety notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations so, until further notice, your flight will not be operated by the Boeing 737 MAX.

Will Air Canada Vacations cover my out-of-pocket expenses such as additional accommodation costs that I may incur as a result of these disruptions?
Our normal protocol for irregular events which are out of our control is in effect.

Flights operated by other carriers on behalf of Air Canada
We have been working to ensure we live up to our promise to get our customers to their destinations with as minimal disruption as possible.

In order to deliver on this, we have contracted other airlines with capacity to help carry our customers on a temporary basis.

I've been rebooked on an Omni Air International flight. What should I do?

Between now and April 19, 2020:

  • Vancouver to Honolulu: AC2411 replacing AC519
  • Honolulu to Vancouver: AC2410 replacing AC518
  • Vancouver to Kahului/Maui: AC2413 replacing AC537
  • Kahului/Maui to Vancouver: AC2412 replacing AC536

If your travel itinerary has been impacted by this change, please click here to learn more.

Between December 14, 2019 and April 19, 2020:

  • Vancouver to Phoenix: AC2414 replacing AC1054
  • Phoenix to Vancouver: AC2415 replacing AC1055

If your travel itinerary has been impacted by this change, please click here to learn more.

I have been rebooked on an Air Transat flight. What should I do?

Between December 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020:

  • Montreal to Cancun: AC2426 replacing ZX1882
  • Cancun to Montreal: AC2427 replacing ZX1883

Between December 15, 2019 and April 30, 2020:

  • Montreal to Puerto Vallarta: AC2434 replacing ZX1818
  • Puerto Vallarta to Montreal: AC2435 replacing ZX1819

Between December 17, 2019 and April 30, 2020:

  • Montreal to San José (Costa Rica): AC2436 replacing ZX1844
  • San José (Costa Rica) to Montreal: AC2437 replacing ZX1845

If your travel itinerary has been impacted by this change, please click here to learn more.

Flights operated by other airlines on behalf of Air Canada

October 29, 2019

Given Transport Canada's closure of Canadian airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, we have been working to ensure we live up to our promise to get our customers to their destinations with as minimal disruption as possible.

In order to deliver on this, we have contracted other airlines with capacity to help carry our customers on a temporary basis.

I'm travelling on an Omni Air International flight. What should I do?

Between now and April 19, 2020

  • Vancouver to Honolulu: AC2411 replacing AC519
  • Honolulu to Vancouver: AC2410 replacing AC518
  • Vancouver to Kahului/Maui: AC2413 replacing AC537
  • Kahului/Maui to Vancouver: AC2412 replacing AC536

If your travel itinerary has been impacted by this change, please click here to learn more.

Between December 14, 2019 and April 19, 2020::

  • Vancouver to Phoenix: AC2414 replacing AC1054
  • Phoenix to Vancouver: AC2415 replacing AC1055

If your travel itinerary has been impacted by this change, please click here to learn more.

I’m travelling on an Air Transat flight. What should I do?

Between December 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020:

  • Montreal to Cancun: AC2426 replacing ZX1882
  • Cancun to Montreal: AC2427 replacing ZX1883

Between December 15, 2019 and April 30, 2020:

  • Montreal to Puerto Vallarta: AC2434 replacing ZX1818
  • Puerto Vallarta to Montreal: AC2435 replacing ZX1819

Between December 17, 2019 and April 30, 2020:

  • Montreal to San José (Costa Rica): AC2436 replacing ZX1844
  • San José (Costa Rica) to Montreal: AC2437 replacing ZX1845

If your travel itinerary has been impacted by this change, please click here to learn more.