Air Canada, the flag carrier and the largest airline of Canada has updated its requirements for boarding the flight from India to Canada.
As per the previous guidelines passengers must take either an RT-PCR test or a rapid PCR test no more than 18 hours before their departure at the COVID-19 Testing Centre & Lounge across from Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
Now, the cut-off time to complete your COVID-19 test is 10 hours for an RT-PCR test or 6 hours for a rapid PCR test before your scheduled departure time.
Once you receive your negative result by email, it needs to be uploaded along with your proof of vaccination via the ArriveCAN app before you check in to your flight.
It must be noted that Air Canada requires either of these specific tests as no other test from any other clinic within India will not be accepted, even if your customers are connecting from a different city.
International travelers must also be fully vaccinated with one of the approved vaccines authorized by the Government of Canada. They include;
- Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty
- Moderna SpikeVax
- AstraZeneca Vaxzevria or Covishield
- Johnson & Johnson Janssen
If you’re a student studying at a designated learning institute and you’ve received a vaccine that’s not approved by the Government of Canada, you must present your acceptance letter at the check-in counter in order to board the flight.
As a reminder, if you need further assistance, Air Canada’s airport check-in counters will be open 6 hours prior to departure.
In addition to the above new requirements the following conditions to travel still remain;
- All documents must be uploaded prior to departure on https://www.arrivecan-online.com/
- For further information and updates please also visit Government of Canada website www.canada.ca