Canada Allows Indian Passengers To Fly Directly Into Their Country (Rules, Tests & More)
Canada has finally lifted the ban on direct passenger flights from India. On September 27 (Monday), Canada Air is expected to fly the first direct trip between the two countries, while Air India is expected to start service on September 30.
Canada Has Lifted The Ban On Passenger Flights From India
Making that announcement, Transport Canada tweeted, “Beginning at 00:01 EDT on September 27, direct flights from India can land in Canada with additional public health measures in place.” That time translates to 9.30 am IST.
According to Transport Canada, once the restriction on direct flights expires, travellers eligible to enter Canada will be able to board direct flights from India to Canada.
Mandatory Guidelines For Passengers Travelling On Those Flights:
Indian travellers must show documentation of a negative COVID-19 test from the approved laboratory at the Delhi airport. The report should be taken not more than 18 hours before departure, it said.
“Travellers must have proof of a negative Covid-19 molecular test (RT-PCR) from the approved Genestrings laboratory at the Delhi airport, taken within 18 hours of the scheduled departure of their direct flight to Canada,” it added. They will have to “present the test report with a QR code issued by this laboratory to the air operator before boarding,”
An updated travel advisory from the Canadian government 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 the collection must be between 14 and 180 days before their scheduled departure to Canada,” it said
“Airlines will refuse boarding to any traveller who’s unable to meet these requirements,” it stressed.