Although travel for many Americans has resumed, many counties have yet to resume travel into America. That means that for many international Disney fans, entering the Most Magical Place on Earth or the Happiest Place on Earth has been a pipe dream for quite some time now.
Canadian’s who have been missing Disney have had a challenging time traveling to Florida or California as the Canada/U.S. land border has remained closed. The air border, however, has remained open — but flying anywhere became increasingly difficult.
Canada has recently lifted quarantine measures, including a mandatory $2000.00 three-day hotel stay that was once mandated for returning citizens, if returning citizens are fully vaccinated and present a negative COVID-19 test. To add to that, more direct flights are now being offered into Orlando!
Earlier in the pandemic, direct flights into Orlando were tough to come by. Speaking from experience, the only direct flight I was able to find when moving to Orlando ended up becoming a connecting flight with a long layover, much like every other option I saw for weeks.
The low-cost airline Flair has announced that direct flights into Orlando Sanford International Airport will resume this October! Flights will depart from Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, and Kitchener/Waterloo. This airline is joined by Swoop, another low-cost Canadian airline that will also be offering direct flights this October into Orlando International Airport.
Although major aircraft companies such as Air Canada are now beginning to offer more direct flights into Orlando, having these budget airlines as an option will only continue to help Canadian’s revisit the magic once again! Plus, with Disney World celebrating its 50th anniversary this October, there has never been a better time to visit the theme parks.
The U.S. Travel Association, in which Disney is a part of, also just outlined a new blueprint called “A Framework to Safely Lift Entry Restrictions and Restart International Travel,” which is meant to help reopen travel borders with various countries, including Canada.
Do you think that the world is ready to have international travel resume once again?