Notice to Travellers

This section contains important notices and travel advisories. We wish to remind you that it is important to stay informed about changes that may affect your trip. Below is a list of travel advisories.

History

For safety reasons on all flights, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices are strictly forbidden. Such devices may not be transported at all, including in checked, carry on baggage or on one’s person.

Entry requirements for Canada have changed. Find out if they apply to you.

In addition to your valid passport, you will also need:

  • a valid Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)*, or;
  • a valid visa, or;
  • a valid Permanent Resident Card (PRC)

See Canada.ca/eta for complete details. 

*Holders of a valid Canadian passport, Canadian Permanent Resident Card (PRC) or Canadian visa, as well as U.S. citizens, are ineligible for an eTA and must present their original documents for travel.

Due to the recent hurricanes in some of our South destinations, we are experiencing an increased amount of additional baggage among our customers. Although we deeply appreciate this show of support and kindness, please note that extra weight or additional baggage, depending on the space available, may be refused for operational reasons.
We thank you for your understanding.

Following the recent hurricane activity in some of our Sun destinations, here is an update on our operations in the affected regions.

Cuba
Transat is pleased to announce that it has resumed its normal airline operations to Varadero and Holguin, Cuba. In addition, the hotels in Havana, Cayo Largo, Camagüey, Varadero and Holguin are fully operational; and the white-sand beaches are bigger and lovelier than ever!

To ensure that its clients have the best vacation possible and that all the touristic activities and attractions meet its quality standards, Transat will resume its operations to Santa Clara (SNU) on November 11 and to Cayo Coco on November 15. Our teams at destination and our hotel partners are working together to reopen the hotels in these two regions.

Dominican Republic
Hurricane Maria has not done any structural damage to the hotels marketed by Transat. All airports are open. Our flights to Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Samana are operating normally.

Saint-Martin & Puerto Rico
Due to the impacts of hurricanes Irma and Maria on the islands of St-Marteen and Puerto Rico, Air Transat is changing the schedule of its air routes to these Caribbean islands. The carrier is pleased to announce that its flights to Puerto Rico, with one flight per week from Toronto, and one flight per week from Montreal, will begin as of February 18.

Flights to Saint-Marteen are interrupted for the entire season.

Cruise packages
We are planning some changes to our Eastern Caribbean and Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries to ensure your comfort and safety and provide the best possible vacation experience. There will be no changes to embarkation/debarkation dates, however. Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call. We expect to announce these revisions within the next weeks.

There are no revisions for passengers travelling on Western Caribbean itineraries.

Please note that due to a scheduled maintenance on our system between 5:00am and 6:00am EST, package, tour and hotel bookings may not be available. Some other functionalities or content might also not be available during this period. However, flight reservation is possible.

Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that due to a scheduled maintenance on our system between midnight and 2:00am, some functionalities or content may not be available during this period.

Thank you for your understanding.