Direct flights from India to Canada may resume soon
Direct flights from India to Canada may resume on September 27. The ongoing flight ban due to the Covid-19 pandemic, would be lifted only on the basis of the results of Covid-19 tests conducted on arrival in Canada on passengers travelling from New Delhi on three flights on Wednesday.
Proof of negative Covid19 test is needed from passengers by the approved Genestrings Laboratory at the Delhi airport taken within 18 hours of the scheduled departure of their direct flight.
Before boarding, air operators will be checking the travellers’ test results make sure that they are eligible to come to Canada, and that fully vaccinated travellers have uploaded their information into the ArriveCAN mobile app or website. Travellers who are unable to meet these requirements will not be allowed to board.
The India-to-Canada direct flight ban, which expired on September 21, has already been extended by Transport Canada until the end of September 26.
Canada halted direct passenger and commercial flights between India in April, while both countries were experiencing high counts of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, rules for travellers from India via a third country remain the same. They need obtain a valid Covid negative test result conducted within 3 days of boarding a flight for a Canadian destination at the place of departure.