Canada extends travel ban for flights from India


Posted on 10 August 2021


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The federal transport ministry announced that due to the concerns posed by COVID-19, Canada will prolong its prohibition on arriving passenger planes from India until September 21. The restriction was first put in place on April 22 and has since been extended many times. Cargo flights and medical transfers are immune to the law. Previously, the Canadian government maintained to prohibit India-Canada direct flights until July 21 in a global travel advice published in July. Travelers from India who need to fly to Canada during this time must book a trip via an "indirect route." Canada will not accept the COVID-19 molecular test report from India, according to the updated official travel alert. As a result, before continuing their journey to Canada, the travellers must be checked for the coronavirus in a "third country." Passengers who have previously tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and are going from India to Canada must now show documentation of a coronavirus test performed between 14 and 90 days before departure, according to the notice.


Key Points


  • The federal transport ministry announced that due to the concerns posed by COVID-19, Canada will prolong its prohibition on arriving passenger planes from India until September 21.

  • Passengers who have previously tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and are going from India to Canada must now show documentation of a coronavirus test performed between 14 and 90 days before departure, according to the notice.



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