Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Ontario
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Ontario.
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Foreign nationals traveling without an advance written approval for an exemption of a border restriction may be denied entry into Canada.
Masks: Required in public spaces.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
Most visitors from United States will not be allowed to enter Ontario. The travel restrictions do not apply to Canadian citizens,Permanent residents,Extended family members include those in a long-term, exclusive dating relationship and their dependent children, plus adult children, grandchildren, siblings, and grandparents under certain conditions,Foreign nationals for compassionate reasons in specific and limited situations, including to say goodbye to a loved one, to provide care for a loved one, or to attend a funeral.
Foreign nationals arriving directly from the US for a non-discretionary purpose,Indians under the Indian Act, International students approved by a provincial or territorial government as having a COVID-19 readiness plan will be allowed to enter Canada.
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Visitors from United States will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Ontario.
Air Canada, United Airlines and Air France have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Ontario. Confirm policies on booking site.
An average nonstop flight from the United States to Ontario takes 4h 29m, covering a distance of 1154 miles. The most popular route is New York - Toronto with an average flight time of 1h 30m.
The cheapest ticket to Ontario from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $61 one-way, and $194 round-trip. The most popular route is New York LaGuardia to Toronto Pearson Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $221.
Air Canada, United Airlines & Delta fly the most frequently from the United States to Ontario. The most popular route is from New York to Toronto, and Air Canada and United Airlines fly this route the most.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Toronto (87% of total searches to Ontario). The next most popular destinations are Ottawa (7%) and Sarnia (2%). Searches for flights to London (1%), to Thunder Bay (1%) and to Windsor (1%) are also popular.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Everyone was great."
Pros: "All of it"
Cons: "Nothing Best flight"
Cons: "The check process was ridiculous. There not enough room in the box for me to explain my experience but the ticket agent lied to me, said he couldn't take my bag until I got a paper receipt and boarding pass from a kiosk despite having had pre-paid for my bag and digital boarding pass. 25 mins wasted"
Pros: "The crew was good. Now fast but good."
Cons: "The food was pretty basic."
Cons: "Delays were unfortunate, but the gate area at LaGuardia was way too crammed, hardly any seats, and poorly organized"
Cons: "First class almost always guarantees a much better experience!"
Cons: "No WiFi. Little service."
Pros: "From the pilot...FAs....gate agents....everyone was very pleasant and professional. Plane was clean as well."
Cons: "flights all on Delta - about one a week for 3 months straight - and yet when Delta cancelled my flight and re-booked they did not give me any upgrade or loyalty as I saw it - I had paid extra for Delta Comfort and they told me the flight they re-booked me on simply did not have any comfort available. However, I was not the one canceling the flight and re-booking - that is their problem and after so much loyalty for years I feel like I should have gotten some kind of upgrade for free...If I have to cancel - I have to pay fees - but if they cancel - I lose ...despite being a very loyal SkyMiles customer. I am quite disillusioned with Delta now and will have to look around to see what other airlines there are now - and my entire family - and what kind of loyalty they give to their loyal customers. It needs to be a two-way"
Cons: "We were on the tarmac for almost 2 hours. It's probably LaGuardia but the experience was very bad."
Cons: "Small seater aircraft was cramped"
Pros: "Made the best of a overcrowded messy airport"
Cons: "If we're going to be early, have a gate ready."
Pros: "Comfy on time and personable. Food was good too. Thank you."
Cons: "It was all good."
Cons: "delays after delays"
Cons: "Delays. Ways late."
Cons: "Boarding was rushed and the crew barely announced the sections. It took an incredibly long time to bard the longest that I have ever experienced and I couldn't point to any reason why."
Pros: "On Time"
Cons: "No opportunity to purchase additional food"
Cons: "Got put on standby despite having purchased my ticket over 1 month in advance"
Pros: "Plane was far too tight. Very uncomfortable for taller individuals."
Pros: "Refurbished plane. Lighting was good"
Cons: "No TV screen"
Pros: "Made friends on the way to Maine!"
Pros: "Plane clean."
Cons: "Unorganized boarding at LGA."
Pros: "Clean plan and efficient boarding procedure."
Cons: "Horrible delay. Took off almost two hours post originally scheduled time."
Pros: "Could not use the bathroom"
Pros: "The staff was was very accommodating to myself and my 19 month old daughter"
Pros: "Departing on time and clean"
Cons: "There was no screens, all the other airlines have screens, but that wasn't my problem and I got coloring book and crayons for me daughter, so she can play with them, but my issue was that when they gave snack to everyone and I didn't get anything and then I told the other flight attendant that I didn't get my snack and still she didn't get it, she said she was going to get it and didn't come back :(( I was really disappointed with that, they r old and forget things, so our line 19 nobody got anything .. i like delta was I wasn't happy this time with it"
Cons: "Because we were diverted to JFK for "Weather" even though LaGuardia is only 9.6 miles away, and it was 11:30pm by the time we landed. The only flight to Manchester was the next night and would have gotten us to Manchester by 6pm. I had to rent a car at midnight and drive the four hours to be able to attend the reunion I was flying up for."
Pros: "New Plane - super roomy great selections of movies to watch for free on the TV!"
Cons: "We we missed our connection they wouldn't help us at all."
Cons: "3 hours there before the departure."
Cons: "The delay on the runway"
Pros: "Turbulence didn't allow the beverage cart to serve passengers"
Pros: "Orderly boarding process."
Cons: "Overweight people being seated int he middle seat and sticking their elbows over both arm rests while comfortably sleeping."
Cons: "Access to LGA has become too problematic due to the construction. We will use other airports on our future trips to NY"
Pros: "Many passengers did not have seat assignments and we also ran out of over head storage resulting in many additional bags to be checked at the gate(mine included) but the crew and staff at the desk inside laguardia work quickly and efficiently to get everyone boarded and we ended up landing 15 minutes early."
Cons: "Seating was extremely cramped and the in flight wifi quality was poor, couldn't even watch an hour long movie (on a 2+ hour flight) because of the amount of buffering."
Cons: "Everything. Boarded, day on the runway for nearly 3 hours, and then cancelled. No hotel allowance and all hotels near LGA full."
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "I wasn't able to choose my seat even though I bought my ticket a while back. Seat assignments were given at the gate and we were never given a real reason for this. I ended up in a middle seat sandwiched between people, and the man at the end slept the entire time, making it difficult to get up and walk around which I need to do as I am prone to DVTs."
Cons: "They lost my duffle bag, and when they found it, my bag was in a whole different state, and once I finally received my duffle bag my items were wet and damaged."
Pros: "I have difficulty walking, the crew made sure that I got to my seat on the plane safely, and made sure that I had wheelchair support."
Pros: "The space between the seats"
Cons: "Seats space"
Pros: "emergency landing upon returning to JFK"
Cons: "Better entertaiment system"
Pros: "Movies, food, drinks"
Cons: "2 hour delay, middle seat"
Pros: "Prompt on time service."
Pros: "The cabin attendants were mostly cheerful"
Pros: "Despite getting no updates, our flight itinerary was changed from a 3.30pm flight to a 9.20pm flight. Unfortunately this was after landing from Milan at 1.30 with two small children so we had already had a very long day. We absolutely never would have booked this flight itinerary had we known of the change."
Cons: "I am beyond stunned that our flight itinerary was changed from 3.30pm to 9.20pm with no notification. This is absolutely unreasonable and inexcusable made even worse that we had already had a very long journey from Milan to JFK with two small children. Evidently the issue was that we booked via a 3rd party off the kayak site and not directly with British airways. When American airways changed the flight from 3.30 to 3.25, the 3rd party company failed to file for our updated itinerary so British air/American air bumped us to the next flight at 9.20pm. We have long been loyal to kayak feeling it provides the best breadth of options and good pricing. Now we may use kayak to see all the options but I can’t booking directly with kayak anymore after this complete disaster. We ended up renting a car and driving from jfk to Boston, getting home 23 hours after our journey had started, stressed, beyond exhausted and now have to return the rental car. Thanks kayak."
Cons: "Boarded the flight before the pilot had been brought over to JFK from LGA, we sat on the jetway waiting for him to arrive for 45 minutes without the air on."
Pros: "The staff were very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Bag checkin had already been done online but did it again in terminal, weigh in lady not helpful or friendly, quite abrupt. Onboard seating cramped and worse when front seats were reclined."
Cons: "the connection time between flights was NOT adequate especially considering I had to go through customs! AA did page me and had a representative (I think his name was Brian) waiting for me to help me get to my connection. He gave me a bright red/orange tag. I still hit some barriers. I was stopped in security and my carry on was put aside to be searched. It sat and sat . I explained to the man I had to go. He said he was working alone, so I had to wait. I was ready to leave it and just run to catch the flight, but the security man said I wasn't allowed to do that. He finally called someone else to search my bag (nothing found) I did make it...barely!"
Pros: "Smooth flight, got in early."
Cons: "Breakfast was average. Could do better"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Very little entertainment. Would love some Wi-Fi."
Cons: "Cabin temperature was cold and food could have been better."
Pros: "We didn't crash"
Cons: "The crew met their requirements. I dont think you’ll survive they dont go beyond."
Cons: "No individual screen. It would have been nice to know that beforehand. It was an unpleasant surprise."
Cons: "American Airlines"
Pros: "Plane and staff were great. Very easy boarding process and we landed early in Dublin airport after an hour delayed take off. Food and staff service was very good, no complaints."
Cons: "No idea how they messed up the take off and landing times so greatly. left an hour late and arrived an hour early. No personal entertainment screen and plugs were not working."
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "Flight attendants"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "The smell of the bathroom"
Pros: "Smooth ride and friendly staff"
Cons: "We were a little delayed"
Pros: "Excellent friendly crew, was able to get rest on an overnight flight with my wife, good selection of movies."
Pros: "Great staff. Decent food. Great entertainment selection"
Cons: "Boarding process was a bit messy"
Cons: "Airfare.com is very difficult to deal with."
Pros: "Less lay over need pleasent crew"
Pros: "I could not sleep comfortably at all. I have slept on airline beds that were extremely comfortable. This seat left me having to shift constantly to avoid discomfort. I also found the crew to be disorganized."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "Small plane, 6 seats per row, no individual entertainment. Not comfortable for a 7 hour trip."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable and kept to schedule."
Cons: "AA staff at JFK airport were rude and unhelpful. Staff onboard the flight were excellent."
Cons: "Always delaysd"
Pros: "Aircraft 777-200. I've seated in row 14, wich have great confort for legs."
Cons: "There seets are two small. And they dont sell alcohol. That sucks."
Cons: "flight delay"
Cons: "Served drink as they prepped for landing"
Pros: "My Unit did not work. The crew tried to fix it but couldn't"
Cons: "I was unable to use my entertainment unit, computer:tv"
Pros: "Everything went smooth"
Pros: "Every thing."
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "Systems were down so they were just taking boarding passes at the gate, no room for carryon bags seemed really unprofessional boarding"
Pros: "Once we boarded, business class was very good."
Cons: "Food was pretty bad, dinner and breakfast. No taste at all."
Pros: "No delays, speedy boarding and off boarding."
Cons: "Nothing..it was great."
Pros: "Terrible porque no pude viajar ayer"
Pros: "Everything overall"
Pros: "No complaints. Love American!"
Cons: "It was a headache!"
Pros: "Crew, entertainment, on time"
Pros: "The staff was attentive to my needs and seating was comfortable."
Pros: "Finally taking off"
Cons: "Will probably never fly out of JFK again-4 hour delay, poor communication from airport staff, 4 Gate changes you name it. Absolutely painful"
Pros: "The staff are very friendly and helpful."
Pros: "The flight was on time. The plane was clean. The temperature in the plan was good."
Cons: "It was a little more turbulent than I expected."
Pros: "New plane!!"
Cons: "No WiFi"
Pros: "Friendly, attentive staff. Good service. My toddler, husband and I boarded first because of our child, so we had plenty of time to get comfy on the plane. The flight attendants served sufficient drinks and snacks for the 1 hour flight."
Cons: "Flight was delayed two hours so my toddler and I had significantly longer to wait, which is not too fun. However, I understand this is unavoidable sometimes."
Pros: "Flight was delayed. Boarding crew was very disorganized and asked passengers to check bags at last minute. Waited 1 hour to get an arrival gate in Toronto. Waited 2hours with 50-70 passengers to get my bag."
Cons: "Entertainmentin plane"
Pros: "Short flight, crew."
Cons: "Delays and boarding."
Pros: "The crew was exceptionallly good. They knew the passengers were annoyed because of the delay in takeoff and they made it up to us with Extra care and attention. Very pleasant people"
Cons: "The flight was about 40 minutes late taking off."
Pros: "I like the tv screens at the back of the head rests"
Cons: "The seating was a little cramped"
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Boarding was chaotic. Flight itself was choppy."
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "Excellent crew"
Pros: "Spacious seats"
Cons: "Rude staff, delays both to and from Toronto on my flight and numerous others."
Pros: "I prefer to fly Air Canada over the other airlines that fly between New York and Toronto because of the comfort and cleanliness in the aircraft and pleasant service."
Pros: "No problems."
Cons: "Was not on time, old air craft."
Pros: "The seating and entertainment system."
Cons: "Cups were very small."
Pros: "Air Canada sucks! Rip off artists. Service is poor and price gauging is rampant"
Pros: "Im not impressed with air canada. Every time I fly with them there is ALWAYS a delay. I understand that they cant help weather. But when your flight gets delayed over an hour due to their own computer system failing on the way to newyork and to not be compinsated at all its not acceptable. Even on my way home from newyork we were supose to board at 7:55pm and ended up boarding at 9:40pm. they decided to pick and choose people to be boarded on the earlier flight that was right before mine. Not at all fair. I used my whole 30 minutes free wifi (that cuts in and out constantly)before we found out about the delay then I was left with nothing. Not cool when you cant contact anyone. Also REALLY ANNOYING. and the staff are rude if you ask them anything. Then on the plane i wasted 5 bucks trying to buy wifi since you guys dont even have it on your planes for free like delta does. Even then you pay for the worst wifi on the planet where your messages take a half hour to go through and over my whole hour and 10 minute flight i had 3 messages because of your horrible gogo wifi. Waste of money. Overall this whole air canada experience made me want to rip my hair out and stressed me out to the point that I dont want to fly again. I will more then likely not fly with you guys if it can be avoided"
Pros: "Take off and landing were both smooth and ahead of time. Landed Toronto from New York about 30 minutes early!"
Cons: "Charging for earphones!!!"
Pros: "On time and quick and simple"
Cons: "Not getting home when I needed to."
Pros: "The gate personnel at LGA did the best they could under the circumstances."
Cons: "Air Canada canceled this flight which was already delayed 2.5 hours and failed to notify any of us passengers who were waiting at the gate. We only found out because a passerby mentioned it."
Pros: "Efficiency, comfort"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Coming back, the drinks and the declaration cards came too late. We were landing when I got a Cole."
Pros: "Entertainment and comfort of seats"
Cons: "The crew was very rude and not helpful"
Pros: "No issues on the flight to our destination."
Cons: "Our return flight was delayed due to maintenance issues and then cancelled after 2 hours of waiting. We got re-scheduled for a flight due to leave 5 hours from when the flight was cancelled. We stood in line to get on an earlier flight (there were 3 earlier flights) and got wait listed on one. Thankfully, we got on that flight however, we were in the airport for 8 hours from 8am to 4pm for a 1 1/2 hr flight. Our original flight was supposed to leave around 10am. No flight re-imbursement was issued to us, and we only received lunch vouchers after we asked for them."
Pros: "Prompt, efficient and friendly."
Cons: "I would have liked a coffee"
Pros: "Everthing was smooth and on time"
Cons: "Nothing specific"
Cons: "waiting a long time for some one to take us down stairs in the wheelchair to go to wash room ,and to collect our suit cases, and there was no wheelchair at the Plane exit door we have walk half way before we get one part way again, that when we wait very long she have left me and walk down stair, until a nice lady came and take me and let me went to the washroom and get our suit cases and take us to our passenger pickup. Every thing else was good. Thank God for a safe flight to and from I love to fly with AIR CANADA CHARLES GRAY"
Cons: "Cancelled flights and delays."
Cons: "It was canceled"
Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time."
Cons: "Terribly slow security lines. Terribly slow custom lines with no one asking:"Does anyone have a flight they need to make soon?" to the line to get those folks rushed through. Left 20 minutes late due to 14 people stuck in those lines. Airplane sat 1 hour and 15 minutes on tarmac at Laguardia waiting for a gate. We were behind other planes waiting for a gate too. Once out of plane, tough time getting up to the terminal as the terminal was so crowded. Will avoid Air Canada and Laguardia like the plague."
Pros: "Pilot kept in good communication with passengers"
Cons: "Crew was a bit stern and not as friendly as could be"
Cons: "Although the flight to Canada was fine, the ordeal to try to get back was awful! So apparently Air Canada makes up whatever rules that they see fit but doesn't make you aware of them until too late. In Canada, the "International" terminal is not for every country, but for every country EXCEPT the US...I didn't realize that the "Air Canada English" is its own language. Also, they will resell your seat arbitrarily, without any previous warning and have no problem stranding you in a different country, forcing to pay exorbitant change fees. If you try to straighten the situation AFTER the entire fiasco, the only recourse is a random email. I would not only NOT recommend this airline, but I would stay far, far away from using Air Canada!"
Pros: "Leg room."
Cons: "A little ineptitude with boarding and the flight was delayed with confusion. Some of the staff were not aware of what exactly was going on."
Cons: "It got cancelled and the service was horrific"
Pros: "Shorter flight than expected. Snacks. The baby beside me didn't cry for once"
Cons: "My tv had no sound."
Cons: "LONG DELETED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "I was changed to a new flight which gabe me 5 minutes to nake my conn cting flight! So they then changed me to an earlier fliight. In order to get there, I had to rush to the airport in an expensive taxi instead of by public transport as I had planned. Then on arrival, my bag did not arrive!"
Cons: "I will never choose Air Canada again."
Pros: "Everything went as planned, no delays, left on time, etc.. As good as it gets! and my flight was amazingly cheap! very happy flyer."
Pros: "on time -thank you"
Cons: "my headset didn't work - it should have - the individual entertainment system on the flight was not working"
Pros: "i canceled by flight nyc to toronto to rio do to the custom laws in canada that they have the right to inspect all cell phones and lap tops, and can demand your pass code."
Cons: "canceled flight went with LATAM air"
Cons: "I am a visitor to Canada n travelling by myself, I do not carry cell phone and had no way to communicate these last minute changes to people coming to pick me up. Flight was overbooked n they bumped me off to a later flight. Then the airline lost my luggage and I was sent pillar to post to report it."
Cons: "I called and confirmed a special meal 40 hours in advance. They said they had no request form me and gave me fruit,"
Cons: "The Toronto airport was ill-equipped for an international transfer. I barely made it despite a 90 minute layover. Air Canada was OK, not great."
Pros: "It really miss timed, not like was expected!! Bad taming for take off was really as I expected , thankx good I was there to early!!!"
Pros: "great job over all."
Cons: "No meal service, old entertainment system."
Cons: "Roomier Seats more isle space and comfortable seating. Better head sets"
Cons: "WiFi wouldn’t process and no outlet’s for power. These work as standard on delta or JetBlue"
Pros: "I like the entertainment screen"
Cons: "The mini pretzel.,,"
Cons: "I'm only 6' and felt like I was in a cage. I couldn't feel parts of my legs. God help you if you're actually tall"
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "United its been better andvgood"
Pros: "Everything was great and i hate flying"
Pros: "Cannot rate the food as I didn’t have any."
Cons: "I farted on the plane"
Pros: "Roomy sears free WiFi. Free coffee"
Cons: "The seat cushion of 21A seems tilted forward. Please fix it."
Pros: "Great rate easy to book & accurate"
Cons: "Late by almost an hour"
Pros: "Service was outstanding"
Cons: "The fact that I wasn't able to sit with my travel partner"
Pros: "Greg care and service from those stationed on board."
Cons: "My luggage lock was broken."
Pros: "Not much, except maybe the price."
Cons: "Rude ground staff (air staff were nice). Several delays and not organized at all."
Cons: "Tickets oversold i almost got to wait till morning 10am"
Pros: "The service was fantastic."
Cons: "I was delayed and missed my connecting and then was not helped in Denver."
Pros: "Nice and happy/friendly people working for the airline..will take this airline again"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed /"
Cons: "All of it. EVERY SINGLE BIT..."
Pros: "The assistance given to me"
Cons: "Long delay"
Pros: "Empty plane do had lots of space. Super comfortable."
Cons: "Wine not good for price. Has to check carry-on bag."
Cons: "Have to pay to watch tv or movies? Its not the 90s anymore"
Pros: "* Convenient and new airplane * Beautiful movies and games, the screen is also high quality"
Pros: "The coffee and waffle snack."
Cons: "The 40 minute delay."
Pros: "All was good"
Cons: "The father in the row who wouldn't leave his kids alone and didn't let anyone sleep"
Cons: "Have to pay for tv. And headsets aren't loud enough to hear tv"
Pros: "Everything. We were held up in traffic and United was so accommodating. We were in awe"
Cons: "We had a Turblance in Chicago !!"
Cons: "My plane was delayed so my connecting flight left me so I had to sleep in the airport."
Pros: "Staff was attentive and kind"
Cons: "No meal, no TV, late departure"
Pros: "Fast and easy yo use"
Pros: "This airline is better than most of the others."
Cons: "Boarded, then sat on runway for about 50 minutes"
Pros: "that the plane landed in one piece"
Cons: "it was late 1.5 hours it badly was overbooked hand luggage hysteria lack of aircon while on the ground overall attitude of crew"
Pros: "All was well"
Cons: "I had no real complaints"
Pros: "Everything was great! I was happy to find such a great deal last minute."
Airlines flying to Ontario have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Ontario
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Ontario
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Ontario
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Ontario
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Ontario