Vancouver (News 1130) – Canadians can once again book flights to India, with Air Canada announcing the resumption of non-stop flights to and from Delhi.
The airline’s flights from Delhi to Toronto and Vancouver resumed on Monday.
government has recently Removed restrictions On air travel to India, which was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We today announced the resumption of non-stop flights to Delhi, India, after the Canadian government lifted restrictions.
— Air Canada (@AirCanada) September 27, 2021
However, there are additional security measures for direct flights from India to Canada:
- Passengers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test from an approved genestring laboratory at Delhi airport within 18 hours of the scheduled departure of their direct flight to Canada.
- Prior to boarding, air operators will check passengers’ test results, ensuring they are eligible to come to Canada, and that fully vaccinated passengers have uploaded their information to the ArriveCAN mobile app or website.
The federal government says that passengers who do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to board their flight.
People traveling from India to Canada via a connecting flight must obtain a negative COVID-19 molecular test from a third country, within 72 hours of departure, before continuing their journey to Canada.
The ban on flights to and from India was lifted weeks after Canada once again allowed fully vaccinated passengers from other countries.
However, the United States is still restricting travel to Canada in that country. at least until October 21.
The government continues to urge Canadians against non-essential international travel, in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to and spread of COVID-19.