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February 17, 2019 4:00 PM -

Global Affairs Canada has recently elevated it’s advisory for Haiti to avoid all travel due to the reigning civil unrest throughout the country.   This is the highest level of the Canadian government’s Travel Advice and Advisories.

Considering the current level of insecurity, we strongly recommend that you respect this advisory.

Information regarding vacation packages
Given the uncertain accessibility of the road leading to the Royal Decameron Indigo Beach, Transat cannot guarantee safe transfers and has therefore stopped the sale of vacation packages, until the end of April 2019.

Information regarding flights
Until the government has reduced its alert level, all customers who have booked a flight to Haiti for the months of February, March and April 2019 are entitled to modify their reservation without penalty. Customers are invited to contact their travel agency or Air Transat’s Contact Center to adjust their file accordingly.

For the time being, Air Transat’s flight operations continue as planned.  However, the situation may change at any moment and without notice. 


Lisbon Travel Guide

  • Culture, art and trendy bars

    As the plane lands at the Lisbon airport, travellers can already count the seven hills upon which the sunniest capital in Europe is built. Once on the ground, visitors to the city can enjoy hip bars, exceptional gothic architecture and numerous UNESCO heritage sites, which they can easily navigate on foot or by tram and subway.

Discover Lisbon

  • A walkable city

    Those who love a good walk can stroll down to Baixa, the city centre, to visit Rossio Square and the Pombaline Downtown. Lisbon’s Chiado and Alfama neighbourhoods also depict the city’s distinctive local flavour, bright colours and majestic architecture.

  • Live it up in Lisbon’s cafés and nightspots

    Most of the trendy bars in Lisbon are located in Bairro Alto or on the quays. This includes the city’s most famed bar, A Brasileira, where weary travellers can sip a coffee in the shadow of a statue commemorating the great Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa.

  • Shopping

    Among the many things to do in Lisbon, a shopping spree along the Avenida da Liberdade, the city’s own “Champs-Élysées”, is a must. Shopping addicts can also get their fix in the Baixa (downtown) and Chiado areas.

  • Architecture in Lisbon

    Portugal’s capital is all about architecture. Notable sites include the Torre de Belém, a typical Manueline tower that has become symbolic of Lisbon. The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos monastery is a masterpiece recognized by UNESCO, and Castelo de São Jorge is highly beloved by the Portuguese. Bridge enthusiasts won’t want to miss Vasco da Gamma Bridge, which is the longest in Europe at 17.2 km long.

  • Music and art

    One might say that Lisbon’s soul lives in the Moorish-influenced Alfama neighbourhood. Visitors here can explore the languorous sounds of fado, Portugal’s traditional music, as well as the best in Portuguese art. The Gulbenkian Museum, in particular, has an extensive collection of classic and modern art on display.

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