Amid New Travel Ban Restrictions, Canadian Travel to Disney World is Encouraged

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Travel to Walt Disney World has been a spotty subject for almost two years now. With the pandemic relentlessly creating new variants of COVID-19, it seems that traveling has been increasingly difficult for many, especially when traveling to another country.

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That being said, we have seen some progress along with some setbacks, depending on what country you are from. Canadian’s are not too far away from the Most Magical Place on Earth, but for so long, have had a difficult time entering the country. Just recently, the land border travel ban finally lifted, allowing Canadians to not feel as “prohibited” to enter the United States of America. It should be noted that the air border never shut down, but with land borders closed, a stigma developed against travel.

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Now, Canadian travel is resuming, along with more and more flights becoming available. Orlando International Airport (@MCO) Tweeted multiple new services resuming this week with both Air Transat, WestJet, and Air Canada.

Canada Mode: On! Flag of Canada Resuming/new services coming up this week:

Dec. 13
Quebec City (Air Transat)

Dec. 17
Quebec City (new service with Air Canada)

Dec. 18
Winnipeg (WestJet)
Ottawa (Air Canada)

This news is fantastic as it means that come to Disney World is becoming much more convenient for Canadians. During the height of the pandemic, we did see a lot of connecting flights being the sole mode of transit available for Canadians looking to travel, making a short flight (depending what part of Canada you are from) turn into a massive layover mess.

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Canadian’s traveling in will have to present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding the aircraft, which was taken 72 hours or less prior to departure. On the way home, they will need to do the same thing. COVID-19 testing in Orlando is very simple, as free online appointments can be made at CVS and Walgreens. You just pull up to a drive-thru, swap yourself, and results hit your email within hours!

This being said, the new Omicron variant has already caused more travel restrictions. As CNN reported:

Major travel destinations including the European Union, Japan, Australia, the United States and Canada have moved to block flights from African countries following the discovery of the Omicron variant, echoing previous emergency responses that triggered a global freeze on travel.
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Within hours of the variant being detected, any passengers flying out of Africa were left scrambling. Quarantine orders have been issued, and hundreds of vacations and travel plans, canceled. This has not yet affected Canada travel, however.

With Disney’s 50th anniversary celebration in tow, coming to visit Disney World is on the minds of many, and now, the decision to visit is becoming easier each day!

When do you feel it will be safe for you to visit Walt Disney World Resort? 

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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