Where are Canadians Booking Travel Right Now?

by Emese Graham
a woman smiles widely from the edge of a swimming pool in a resort

Opening up the world for those who want to see it. It’s what Flight Centre Canada has been doing for travellers since 1982, and it’s what we’re still doing today!

No matter when you’re planning on travelling again, we’ll be beside you every step of the way, helping you navigate the changing world of travel. Create your travel wish list with confidence, with our Travel Experts’ top travel destinations open for travel later this year and beyond.

Rules for Returning to Canada

All asymptomatic Canadian citizens, permanent residents and emergency workers will be able to return home without the mandatory stay in a government authorized hotel. Those who are not fully vaccinated will be required to take an arrival COVID-19 test and another test on day 8.

For full details, see the government of Canada’s information page or ask our Travel Experts for help.

Now that travelling is getting easier… where to?

Top 10 Travel Destinations Open for Canadians

Last verified: September 22, 2021*

1. Mexico

a few shady beach huts on a quiet beach in mexico

Mexico is a favourite Canadian vacation destination for a reason! Beautiful beaches, exciting culture, and plenty of things to do for families, friends, couples, and solo travellers are just some of the things we love here.

While some popular tourist attractions are still closed, there’s a lot to enjoy on your Mexico getaway. Plus, for many people, knowing that you can have more beach to yourself is a huge perk.

Getting to Mexico: Mexico is currently open for travel with no quarantine or proof of negative COVID-19 test necessary. You will need to complete a health declaration form.

2. United Kingdom

people in small boats paddle along the river thames in london

How we’ve missed you, Great Britain! From your captivating cities to your cozy countrysides, we haven’t been able to get you out of our heads.  Now that Canadians are able to return to the UK, we can return to our favourite destinations like London, Edinburgh, Cornwall, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and so much more.

Getting to the UK: A passenger locator form is required, along with a pre-booked PCR test which must be taken a maximum of 2 days from arriving in the UK.

Before 4 am October 4, 2021: Canadians are green-listed for travel to the United Kingdom and must provide a negative test results from a PCR, antigen, or LAMP test taken no more than 3 days before departure.

As of 4 am October 4, 2021: Canadians who are fully vaccinated (including those who received two doses of a mix between Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, and Moderna) will no longer need to provide a pre-departure COVID-19.

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3. France

Mont Saint-Michel abbey in Normandy, France

The minute you think you’ve got France figured out, it surprises you with something new! Rediscover the France you thought you knew with trips to the cliffs of Normandy, the hidden coves of Corsica, the chateaus of the Loire Valley, and the cozy après-skis of the Pyrenees.

Getting to France: Fully vaccinated travellers can enter France with proof of vaccination. Travellers who are not fully vaccinated, and who are arriving from a “green” listed country (including Canada) may enter France with a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of departure.

All visitors must complete a mandatory health declaration form and download the TousAntiCovid app for access to public places such as restaurants, shops, museums, and trains.

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4. Dominican Republic

a cluster of tall palm trees tower over a beach hut in dominican republic

The Dominican Republic is the most visited island in the Caribbean for a reason – it is unique, dynamic, and awe-inspiring (if you can tear yourself away from a perfect beach, which isn’t always easy). It isn’t just active or romantic or fun, it’s all of them!

Getting to the Dominican Republic: To travel to the Dominican Republic, you’ll need to complete a travel declaration. Unvaccinated travellers may be subject to random testing upon arrival (a positive result requires self-isolation in an approved facility).

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5. Costa Rica

a birds eye view of the lush green forest in costa rica

Pura vida is something you have to experience firsthand. Your essential Costa Rica trip is enriched with adventures through rainforests, national parks, volcanoes, and coffee plantations. Flock to Costa Rica’s gorgeous beaches for world-famous surf, mouth-watering foodie experiences, and boutique resorts you can’t help but fall in love with.

Getting to Costa Rica: Costa Rica is currently open for travel with no quarantine or proof of negative COVID-19 test necessary. Unvaccinated travellers will need to provide proof that of coverage with international health insurance or purchase health insurance in Costa Rica. Vaccinated travellers will need to provide proof of vaccination. All travellers must complete a health declaration form.

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6. United States

a birds eye view of green mountains in hawaii at the edge of the ocean

Whether you’ve been craving the New York art scene, the West Coast foodie scene, or somewhere warm and sandy, the USA always has a spot on the top of Canadians’ wish lists. Find your bliss on a beach in Hawaii, Florida, or Cali. Make a magical moment at a Disney park. Or round up the kids and enjoy a care-free road trip along some of the world’s most famous and photogenic routes.

Getting to the United States: The USA is open to Canadians for travel via flights. You’ll need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 3 days of your flight as well as submit a health declaration form. Travellers who are not yet fully vaccinated are recommended to self-isolate upon arrival and take a second COVID-19 test.

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7. Jamaica

a hidden waterfall pours out into an emerald pool in a jamaican forest

Jamaica’s bright blue waters and even brighter culture keep us coming back time and again. This is a wonderful time to enjoy a quality all-inclusive vacation packed with world-famous cuisine, white sand beaches, and fun activities for families, couples, and friends.

Getting to Jamaica: Canadians are allowed to visit Jamaica’s designated tourism areas (known as the Resilient Corridor). You’ll need to complete an online travel authorization form, provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of your arrival, and be subject to random testing at the airport.

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8. Italy

a red vintage car passes by outdoor patio dining in italy

Italy was love at first bite, and then so much more. Once you’ve had your fill of art and antipasto, Italy continues to surprise! Explore seaside towns, mountains and lakes, vineyards, cathedrals, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Perfect for romance, adventure, and family time alike, this European must is bella indeed.

Getting to Italy: Canadians are allowed to visit Italy with proof of negative COVID-19 test taken within no more than 72 hours of arrival. You might be subject to random testing at the airport. All travellers must complete a passenger locator form. A COVID-19 green certificate is required to access many public spaces, including airports, indoor dining, museums, and amusement parks. A pre-registration form is recommended for travel to Sicily or Puglia.

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9. Bahamas

two wild pigs snuggle in the water at a bahamian beach

If you visited one Bahamian island every year, do you know how long it would take you to see them all? You’d be well over 700 years old! Experience something new with every visit, like private island retreats, Junkanoo festivities, famous little piggies, diving, fishing, and so very much more.

Getting to the Bahamas:  Canadians can visit the Bahamas with a negative COVID-19 test or antigen test taken within 5 days of arrival. All travellers must complete an online Health Visa and purchase mandatory health insurance.

Unvaccinated travellers must take an additional COVID-19 test on the 5th day of their trip. Vaccinated Canadians must bring proof of their vaccination status.

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10. Saint Lucia

a few luxury boats go in and out of the docks in saint lucia

Saint Lucia is arguably one of the prettiest places on earth! Even without access to some of the more off-the-beaten-path destinations (for now), your all-inclusive stay will be full of delectable Caribbean cuisine, exciting activities, and a picture-perfect backdrop.

Getting to Saint Lucia: Canadians are allowed to visit approved accommodations in Saint Lucia. Fully vaccinated travellers who submit proof of having been vaccinated for at least two weeks can enjoy additional access to Saint Lucia. All travellers need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 5 days of arrival. You’ll also need to complete a travel authorization form and health form. You can expect random health screening at the airport.

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