Air India Announced Waiver For Flights To Canada


Indian flagship carrier, Air India announced on Monday that it will offer a waiver to travelers not furnishing a COVID-19 negative-test result and will be denied boarding on Canada flights.

The announcement comes in view of the latest Covid-19 travel advisory issued by Transport Canada on 23rd Sep. 2021.


“It has been made mandatory for passengers travelling directly from India to Canada, to produce a negative Covid-19 molecular test report taken within 18 hours of the scheduled departure from Genestrings Laboratory at the Delhi Airport, the only laboratory authorized by the Canadian Govt.”

COVID-19 molecular test results will be checked at the time of check-in, travelers not furnishing a COVID negative-test result, will be denied boarding.


In view of the above, Air India has decided to offer the following flexibility for passengers, who are holding Connecting Tickets from Interior point in India on India to Canada direct flights.

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This waiver is applicable for tickets issued on 098 Document. Applicable for tickets issued till 24th Sep 2021.

Change Penalty Waiver

Passengers will be offered a one-time FREE date change for preponement of their journey from their Origin Domestic points to Delhi not beyond 24 hrs. from their original departure time.



  • The tickets to be revalidated/reissued for the new flight/date on NIL ADC basis. In case of same RBD not available, passengers may be re-booked in next available higher RBD maintaining the same cabin.
  • Free change can be availed o nly once, in case o f subsequent changes, rules as per the original booking RBD will apply.
  • Down selling of RBD/FARE is not permitted in any case.

(Source: Waiver Number – 26/CA/2021)

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