Travel News Air Travel Canada Cancels All Flights to Mexico and the Caribbean The country's major airlines will suspend flights through April Written by Stefanie Waldek Instagram Twitter Stefanie Waldek is a Brooklyn-based travel writer with over six years of experience. She covers various destinations, hotels, and travel products for TripSavvy. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Stefanie Waldek Updated 01/29/21 Share Pin Email Brian Chidlow / 500px / Getty Images In a press conference this morning, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the four major Canadian airlines—Air Canada, WestJet, Sun Wing, and Air Transat—will be suspending service to Mexico and the Caribbean between Jan. 31 and April 30. The measure is an effort to stop people from traveling and potentially spreading the coronavirus. "With the challenges, we currently face with COVID-19, both here at home and abroad, we all agree that now is just not the time to be flying," said Trudeau during the conference. "By putting in place these tough measures now, we can look forward to a better time when we can plan all those vacations." When the pandemic struck last year, Canadians traveling abroad for spring break—many of whom were visiting sunny destinations like Mexico and the Caribbean—brought back the virus when they returned home. This year, Trudeau faced pressure to prevent the same scenario from happening, likely leading to these new flight restrictions. The Prime Minister also put into effect testing and quarantine rules for any international travelers arriving in Canada. They must be tested upon arrival (at their own expense), then quarantine at a government-sanctioned hotel for up to three days (also at their own expense) until their results arrive. In the same conference, Trudeau also announced that Canada would be receiving fewer Moderna coronavirus vaccines in its next shipment than anticipated—instead of 230,000 doses, Canada will receive just 180,000 next week. The decrease is due to production delays at a manufacturing plant in Switzerland, which will impact vaccine delivery to numerous countries worldwide. However, the United States will not be affected by these delays, as its doses are being produced at American plants. Will I Need a COVID-19 Vaccine to Travel? Airlines Say "Maybe" Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Vaccine Tourism Is the Newest Travel Trend—But Hopefully Not for Long Is It Safe to Travel in the U.S. Right Now? Travel to North America: A Reopening Timeline, Country by Country Travel to Europe: A Reopening Timeline, Country by Country Travel to the Caribbean: A Reopening Timeline, Country by Country Travel to Asia: A Reopening Timeline, Country by Country Bali and Thailand Plan on Fully Reopening to Tourists by July Should You Travel to Europe Right Now? You Might Not Be Able to Cruise to Alaska This Year What It’s Like to Fly Halfway Around the World During the Pandemic What Countries Can I Travel To If I’m Vaccinated? These Cruise Lines Will Require COVID-19 Vaccines To Sail Is Thailand Ready to Reopen Its Borders to Tourists? Airlines Have Been Flying Up To The Frontlines To Help With Vaccine Distribution Travel to Central and South America: A Reopening Timeline, Country by Country Will I Need a COVID-19 Vaccine to Travel? Airlines Say "Maybe"