Amritsar/Vancouver (Team FlyAmritsar):- The Canadian Government on Monday July 19th 2021, announced the extension of current suspension on all scheduled and charter flights arriving into Canada from India until August 21st 2021 to help control the spread of new variants of the novel coronavirus.
The Canadian government had first announced on April 22nd 2021, a 30 day ban on all scheduled and charter flights arriving into the country from India & Pakistan, as the COVID-19 cases in India & Pakistan were on the rise. This ban was later than future extended until July 21st 2021.
The Canadian Minister of Transport, Hon’ble Omar Alghabra announced via Twitter, “Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our top priority. After reviewing the current international Covid situation we have decided to renew the direct flight ban between Canada and India for 30 days, to August 21st, 2021.”
Due to this extension, Air India is also not going to be able to operate its direct flights from Delhi to Toronto & Vancouver for the time being.
According to the restrictions, the ban applies to direct flights from India. Passengers can still fly to Canada from India, but will need to arrive in Canada via a third country. These passengers will need to produce a negative result on a COVID-19 test taken at their last point of departure before being allowed to enter Canada.