Air Transat suspends sales of vacation packages to Haiti

Air Transat suspends sales of vacation packages to Haiti

Canadian airline, Air Transat has announced that it has stopped selling vacation packages to Haiti until the end of April 2019.

This decision was prompted by Global Affairs Canada’s warning to Canadian citizens not to travel to Haiti because of recent street demonstrations marred by violence in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.

Air Transat also cites its inability to guarantee ground transportation to its hotel partner Royal Decameron.

In a statement released on its website, Air Transat says:

“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”.

Earlier this week, Air Canada announced the suspension of all flights to Haiti until April 29th.

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