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.

New Rules for Returning to Canada

Follow the following steps for an easy arrival back to Canada:

  1. Take a pre-departure PCR test no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight to Canada.
  2. Show proof of negative test before boarding your flight.
  3. Use the ArriveCAN app to upload your proof of vaccination status and a suitable quarantine plan.
  4. Show your ArriveCAN receipt to the Canadian customs agent.
  5. Take an arrival COVID-19 test at the airport  (not required for passengers arriving from the USA.
  6. Leave the airport and self-isolate until you receive your negative test result.

For more information about exemptions, connections, and more, see the government of Canada’s information page or Flight Centre’s Help Centre. 

Now that travelling is getting easier… where to?

Top 10 Travel Destinations Open for Canadians

Last verified: January 4, 2022*

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.

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 and a PCR or antigen test taken within 48 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. Additionally, fully vaccinated travellers can receive their EU COVID certificate at a local French pharmacy for a small fee.

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3. 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. Temperature screening is required for all travellers on arrival. Travellers with a high temperature will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 test. If travellers test positive, they will be required to quarantine at a designated facility.

Travellers are required to provide an identity document and evidence of COVID-19 vaccination with at least 2 doses to access public spaces.

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4. 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. Vaccinated travellers will need to provide proof of vaccination. All travellers must complete a health declaration form. A proof of vaccination is required for access to public areas including restaurants and resorts.

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5. 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 for travel for fully vaccinated Canadians. Visitors arriving by plane need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 24 hours of their arrival. All travels must submit a travel attestation form. Additional forms may be required in specific states.

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6. 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 antigen or PCR test taken within 3 days of your arrival, and be subject to health screening upon arrival.

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7. 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 vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test result taken within no more than 72 hours of arrival for regular flights (or 48 hours for COVID-tested flights). Travelers who are unable to present the COVID certificate or equivalent will be required to quarantine for 5 days and take a swab test at the end of the quarantine.

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. Additional forms may be required in certain regions.

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8. 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 proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test or antigen test taken within 72 hours of arrival. All travellers must complete an online Health Visa and purchase mandatory health insurance.

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9. 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 with proof of vaccination and 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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10. Ireland

a bird's eye view of a massive irish castle beside a flowing river on a cloudy day

There will always be a twinkle in our eye for the Emerald Isle! Bucket-list road trip routes, centuries-old castles, and drop-dead-gorgeous natural landscapes are just some of what makes Ireland so special. Bring your camera, your appetite, and your sense of wonder.

Getting to Ireland: Ireland is open to Canadians with proof of vaccination and a mandatory passenger locator form. Travellers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigen test result and present it at check-in. Antigen tests should be taken a maximum of 48 hours before arrival, while RT-PCR tests must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival. Optional rapid-testing is recommended for the first 5 days of your visit.


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