Air Canada to resume Sydney-Vancouver service in December for vaccinated passengers

Air Canada will resume its Sydney-Vancouver service in December but only for fully vaccinated passengers.

The first flight to Vancouver is scheduled for December 17, flying the route four times a week.

“As travel restrictions ease across the globe, we are committed to rebuild our international network and continue as a global carrier connecting the world with Canada,” said Vic Naughton, Air Canada’s general manager, Australia and New Zealand.

“With Australians eager to travel again to Canada, we are ready to reunite customers with their families and friends.

“Our flights from Sydney to Vancouver conveniently connect to our flights across Canada and the US at our Vancouver hub.”

Entry into Canada will require proof of full vaccination and evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before travelling.

“You need to know that the person sitting across the aisle from you will be fully vaccinated and that’s what we’re going to make sure,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted.

It won’t be the only service to Canada, with Qantas also signalling it wants to restart its Sydney-Vancouver flights from December 20.