Air Canada, as part of its summer 2021 international schedule, has officially resumed direct flights from Toronto (YYZ) to Dublin (DUB).
The nonstop service on board Air Canada’s 787 Dreamliner resumed Aug. 1 and flights are now operating three times a week.
The route relaunch coincides with Ireland’s recent announcement welcoming back international travellers as of July 19th without the need to quarantine or test upon arrival, once fully vaccinated.
“We greatly look forward to sharing our world-famous ‘Céad Míle Fáilte – ‘one hundred thousand welcomes’ with those visiting friends, family and Canadian travellers once again, and with Air Canada resuming its direct flight from Toronto to Dublin, it is now that much easier for travellers to experience all that the island of Ireland has to offer,” Sandra Moffatt, manager at Tourism Ireland, Canada, said in a statement.
Ireland, throughout the pandemic, has maintained strict entry requirements for international arrivals in line with the EU, in order to ensure the health and safety of travellers and local communities.
However: “Wide open spaces, outdoor adventure experiences, luxurious getaways and self-catering accommodation options all make Ireland well suited to a post-pandemic trip,” Tourism Ireland points out.
Over the past 16 months, Tourism Ireland has engaged with Canadians through its “Fill Your Heart with Ireland” initiative, showcasing the many things to experience and visit as soon as it was possible to travel again.
Several Dublin-based attractions are eager to welcome tourists again, including The Guinness Storehouse, St Patrick's and Christ Church Cathedrals, The Book of Kells and Trinity College, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, the Little Museum of Dublin, as well as several free museums and city parks.
For fully vaccinated travellers, no travel-related testing or quarantine is necessary.
For those who do not have valid proof of vaccination, they will need to:
present evidence of a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours prior to arrival into Ireland
undergo post-arrival testing - this will be provided through the Health Service Executive in Ireland.
For all travel related information and up to date requirements, visit the Irish Government website and the Northern Ireland Government website.