Air India, the National carrier of India announced on April 23, its decision to cancel all its passenger flights to Toronto and Vancouver till May 21 after Canada banned flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the region.
In a tweet, the airline informed, “In view of the restrictions announced by Regulatory Authority of Canada, flights to Vancouver & Toronto are cancelled. Further information on waivers & refund will be updated shortly.
Air Canada also announced on Twitter that it is suspending all its flights from Canada to India from April 22 at 11:30pm.
“Following the Government of Canada’s NOTAM, we are temporarily suspending all passenger flights between #India and #Canada as of 23:30 this evening. We apologize to the affected customers. They will be notified and offered options including a full refund.”
Several countries have imposed restrictions on travellers from India including the U.K., U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore and UAE due to surge in COVID-19 cases.