Though now is not the time to travel, some international travelers were left stranded by immediate border closures and government travel restrictions. To date, Belize has not reported any new coronavirus cases since April 13, 2020. Understandably so, most are scrambling to return home on a repatriation flight during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, a special repatriation flight was announced for Wednesday, 6 May 2020, via WestJet Airlines Flight WS3929.
The WestJet Flight WS3929 departs from the Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) to Toronto-Pearson International Airport (Canada). However, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats may also be subject to change. To make a reservation, please do so directly at www.westjet.com (do not use the WestJet application).
Belize joins other Caribbean Repatriation Flights: Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Nassau
Just this month, WestJet offered an additional three more flights for sale to repatriate Canadians from the Caribbean. Seats included two flights (274 seats) from Georgetown (GEO), Guyana and one flight (102 seats) from Grand Cayman (GCM), Cayman Islands through Nassau (NAS), Bahamas to Toronto (YYZ), Canada. The repatriation flights are in collaboration with the Government of Canada on the following dates:
- Georgetown (GEO) to Toronto (YYZ) on April 18, 2020
- Georgetown (GEO) to Toronto (YYZ) on April 20, 2020
- Grand Cayman (GCM) through Nassau (NAS) to Toronto (YYZ) on April 20, 2020
These repatriation flights are part of WestJet’s efforts to bring Canadian citizens home. Namely, after the suspension of international service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, WestJet is keeping critical economic lifelines open in Canada through continued operations to all the domestic cities it currently serves now with decreased frequency.
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