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WestJet offers flights from Vancouver to the United States this month

Too soon?
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WestJet has announced its 2020 summer schedule and some of its destinations are in the United States.

The Canadian airline states that 45 destinations are available to book from its summer schedule from July 5 through August 4. Of the destinations, 39 are in Canada, five are in the United States and one is in Mexico

In July, WestJet says it will increase the frequency of flights to all the Canadian cities it currently serves. In addition, it is adding back 22 previously suspended routes. However, the airline notes that, "these adjustments are temporary and could change as more information becomes known."

The first scheduled flight from Vancouver to the United States is to Los Angeles this June.

For the safety of all its guests and crew, WestJet says it will ask health questions required by Transport Canada, take your temperature without contact and ensure that you have your own mask to wear on your flight.

Transport Canada requires that all travellers over two years old, wear a face covering. You’ll need to bring a face mask or scarf with you to wear throughout your travel journey.

WestJet is also limiting seats on board to create safe physical distance between passengers and crew. However, families travelling together, can sit together.

The airline adds that, "If you’re on a flight that’s over 90 minutes, you can expect a snack and bottled water for you at your seat as you board. We won’t be serving drinks or food on flights under 90 minutes."

Currently, the Government of Canada states that you should avoid all travel outside of the country until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a global travel advisory, the government notes that, "This advisory overrides other risk levels on this page, with the exception of any risk levels for countries or regions where we advise to avoid all travel."

Find out more information about the United States travel advisory HERE