WestJet’s return to Antigua and Barbuda on November 21, 2021 was great news for those with an interest in visiting Montserrat!
With the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua being the hub for travel to the Caribbean, this has made Montserrat even more accessible, especially to the Canadian market.
WestJet halted flights to the twin island state over a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Montserrat Tourism Division welcomed this news.
“As the winter season is upon us, visitors can find warmth and relaxation in our quaint island community,” says Director of Tourism, Warren Solomon.
Montserrat re-opened its borders on October 1 to air travellers who are fully-vaccinated. All arriving passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within five days or fewer of their flight. They would also have to spend five days in quarantine at their accommodation.
The conservative approach to managing the pandemic has resulted in Montserrat having had less than 50 cases since March 2020.
WestJet will continue a weekly Sunday service to Antigua until December, when the service will increase to twice weekly. Prior to WestJet, Air Canada also resumed flights to Antigua and Barbuda on October 3, 2021, with flights on Sundays and Thursdays. Both airlines offer easy same-day connections on FlyMontserrat and SVG Air, with a short 20-minute flight to the John A. Osborne Airport in Montserrat.
For more information on booking your next Montserrat vacation, as well as all travel regulations, please visit www.visitmontserrat.com.