Canada lifts ban on flyers from India: Latest guidelines

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Canada lifts ban on flyers from India: Latest guidelines (Image: Pixabay)
Canada lifts ban on flyers from India: Latest guidelines (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : In a major relief for flyers from India to Canada, the Canadian authorities have decided to lift ban on the Indian flyers. This decision has been taken after the number of coronavirus cases declined in India.

During the second wave of coronavirus in the nation, Canada had banned all international flights from India. On September 24, Canada had extended the restriction on all direct commercial and private passenger flights from India until September 26.

Guidelines for passengers travelling from India to Canada are as follows:

Travellers must carry proof of a negative Covid-19 molecular test from the approved Genestrings Laboratory at the Delhi airport, taken within 18 hours of the scheduled departure of their flight to Canada.

Prior to boarding, air operators will be checking the travellers’ test results ensuring they are eligible to come to Canada.

Fully vaccinated passengers will have to upload the relevant information into the ArriveCAN mobile app or website. Those who are unable to meet these requirements will be denied boarding by the officials.

Passengers travelling to Canada from India via an indirect route must obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from a third country before continuing their journey to Canada.

Meanwhile, it must be noted that the international flight to and fro India remains suspended till September 30. India has created an air bubble with some nations, and flights are operating between them under special rules.