On August 1, Air Canada will resume service between Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada via Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and San Diego International Airport (SAN). The year-round nonstop flights operate once daily. The resumption comes after Air Canada suspended service in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We extend a very warm welcome back to Air Canada,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. “The nonstop route between San Diego and Vancouver serves as an important link between Southern California and Canada as passengers can connect to many destinations throughout the Great White North from Vancouver. We appreciate the resumption of service.”
Air Canada began operations at SAN in December 2005, providing up to three flights daily to Vancouver before the suspension. Now that the Canadian government is opening the border on August 9, 2021, to fully vaccinated travelers, Air Canada is the first airline to resume flights between Canada and SAN.
Subject to limited exceptions, all travelers must use ArriveCAN (app or web portal) to submit their travel information. If they are eligible to enter Canada and meet specific criteria, fully vaccinated travelers will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada. All travelers coming into Canada, regardless of vaccine status, will need a negative PCR or molecular test within 72 hours of requesting entry. For more information on Canadian travel requirements please visit, travel.gc.ca/travel-covid.
SAN has an on-site COVID-19 testing option through Carbon Health for travelers wanting to get tested before a trip. Appointments are required and there is a fee for tests. For more information please visit, carbonhealth.com/covid-19-travel-clearance.
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ABOUT SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SAN)
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the U.S. and the third busiest airport in California. In 2019, SAN welcomed 25-million passengers and offered nonstop flights to destinations worldwide. The airport is an economic driver for the region, contributing nearly $12 billion in economic activity in 2019 and supports nearly 116,600 jobs. With anticipated passenger growth in the future, the Airport Authority is continuing progress with the New T1 program that will replace Terminal 1 with a larger, more efficient facility and other improvements that enhance the airport experience. The airport is managed and operated by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. For more information, please visit san.org.