There is news of great relief for the travelers going from India to Canada. Actually, Canada has lifted the ban on flights for months due to Corona. Now air service will start once again from September 27. The India-to-Canada direct flight ban ended on September 21 but was extended once again by Transport Canada till September 26. However, with the restrictions now over, travelers from India can now travel to Canada with certain precautionary measures.
The Canadian government issued new guidelines
- Under the new guidelines of the Government of Canada, passengers will have to undergo a corona test (molecular) from a Canada-approved gene string lab at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. The passengers will only be allowed to board the flight only if the result is negative.
- This test has to be done within 18 hours of the scheduled departure of their direct flight to Canada. The COVID-19 test conducted from any other lab in India will not be recognized by a visit to Canada.
- Fully vaccinated passengers will also have to upload necessary information on the Arrivacan mobile app of the Canadian government or website. The authorities will ensure that the passengers have done so. Passengers who are unable to meet these requirements will be denied boarding.
- Travelers from India who are traveling to Canada by indirect route must have a negative COVID-19 molecular report from any third country other than India. This corona test will have to be done within 72 hours of departure.
Canada lifted the ban because of this
Canada lifted the travel ban on Wednesday after testing passengers on three direct flights from India. When the authorities tested on arrival passengers on these flights for COVID-19, they all came back negative in the test results.
Air Canada from September 27, Air India from September 30
According to officials, Air Canada will start its air service from September 27 (Monday) while Air India will resume its flights to Canada from September 30.