Flights from India to Canada Resume

By Casey September 29, 2021 (Updated September 30, 2021) 1 min. read

More than 5 months after the second wave of Covid-19 hit India, Canada has officially removed the restriction on direct passenger flights from India. On Monday, September 27th, Air Canada flew the first direct trip between the two nations, and Air India began operations on the same day to both Toronto and Vancouver.

In order to enter Canada, passengers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result from a test done at Delhi Airport’s Genestrings Laboratory within 18 hours before their departure. They will then have to present the test report with a QR code issued by this laboratory to the air operator before boarding their flight.

The Canadian government has stated, “Those who have previously tested positive for Covid-19 can present a positive molecular test report issued by a certified laboratory in India. The date of collection must be between 14 and 180 days before their scheduled departure to Canada.”

Any passenger who fails to follow these standards will be denied boarding.

If you are traveling from India to Canada on an indirect flight, you will still need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a third country before continuing your trip to Canada.

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