The Canadian government recently announced that it has extended the restriction of all direct commercial and passenger flights from India.

Key Points:

  • All direct commercial and passenger flights to Canada from India are suspended until Sept. 27.
  • Once the suspension expires, travelers eligible to enter Canada will be able to fly directly from India to Canada if they have:
    • Received all applicable doses of a Canadian-approved vaccine.
    • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 18 hours of scheduled departure from the approved Delhi airport testing location.
    • Uploaded applicable information into the ArriveCAN app or website.

Additional Information: Individuals traveling from India to Canada via an indirect route must have proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of departure from a third country. Those in Canada continue to be advised to not travel outside the country for non-essential travel purposes.

BAL Analysis: Individuals traveling from India will be able to fly directly to Canada on Sept. 27 unless the flight ban is extended. Border measures currently in effect remain subject to change as the virus situation evolves. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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