Three direct flights from India will arrive in Canada on September 22.
Canada is lifting the ban on direct flights to India next week.
India air travelers will once again be able to come to Canada starting at midnight on September 27, according to a media release. Travelers will still have to comply with public health measures, such as testing requirements, and possibly quarantine.
There will still be additional measures for travellers coming directly to India:
- Travellers must have 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 direct flight to Canada.
- Prior to boarding, air operators will be checking the travellers’ test results ensuring 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 be denied boarding.
On September 22, there will be three direct flights from India arriving in Canada. All passengers on these flights will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival to ensure that the new measures are working.
Also, after direct flights resume, travellers from India who take an indirect route will still need a negative COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of departure, before continuing their journey to Canada.
Canada originally halted direct passenger and commercial flights between India in April, while both countries were experiencing high counts of coronavirus. Since then, only cargo operations, medical transfers, or military flights have been allowed to go directly between the two countries.
Canada also has a ban on direct flights with Morocco, which is in effect until September 29.