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February 2023


Covid Vaccine Certificate

Don't delete your vaccine certificate off your phones or electronic devices.  You still need to show proof of vaccination to enter the USA by air which has been extended to April 10, 2023.

Fully vaccinated travellers who are not United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, must complete the full course of COVID-19 vaccination for a maximum of 2 weeks before travelling to United States.

The approved vaccines are 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Novavax or Moderna vaccines or a single dose of Convidecia (CanSinoBIO), Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA-approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series is accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4-day grace period) after the first dose.

Review the latest requirements for your destination at Air Canada's Travel Hub

Checked Baggage 

If your itinerary includes travel with one of Air Canada's codeshare partners or with another airline, it’s important to know that the baggage policies of the other carrier may apply

Use Air Canada's checked baggage calculator to determine your free checked baggage allowance, and any additional fees should you exceed it.


Travel Documents

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the valid travel documents necessary to enter in, exit from or transit through, each country/region on your itinerary.  Also note, that the documents required for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required for the return.

Air Canada Travel Document information




What is sustainability?

Sustainability consists of fulfilling the needs of current generations without compromising the needs of future generations, while ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being. 

One of the biggest considerations of any trip is where you stay. While you typically take into account a number of factors when choosing your hotel, from brand loyalty to location to price, a truly eco-friendly hotel requires a additional consideration. It’s important to evaluate hotels on their green credentials and sustainable practices.

In fact, hotels can actually end up generating a ton of waste (think about all those half-used bottles of toiletries that end up in the trash) and using an unsustainable amount of resources (All that laundry! New sheets every day!). But because more and more hotel chains are considering the negative impact these practices have on the environment, you’ll find a number of green lodging options around the globe. From new structures that strive for LEED certification to existing hotels that reduce water and food waste, there are plenty of ways to be green in the hospitality industry.

Here are a few hotel chains that are making significant efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and offer plenty of green amenities for their guests.  Ask your Uniglobe Travel Advisor if your hotel of choice has a sustainability plan!

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Hilton Hotels

Hyatt Hotels

Marriott Hotels



LoungeBuddy App

LoungeBuddy is the only App that makes it possible for all travellers to view, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds. From the casual traveller in economy to the seasoned road warrior, LoungeBuddy will help you make the most of your time at the airport.

With LoungeBuddy, all travellers can access any of the lounges in their worldwide network — no memberships, elite statuses, or first class tickets required.

  1. Browse through lounges at your departure or arrival airport 
  2. Purchase access to the perfect airport oasis for yourself or as a gift on the day of travel or up to two months in advance.
  3. You're in! Show your confirmation to the front desk staff and enjoy the premium amenities featured at your lounge.

For more information