Canada Extends Ban On Direct Flights From India Till Sept 21

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The Govt of Canada has extended the ban on all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India until September 21, 2021, at 23:59 EDT.

The announcement comes after the latest public health advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada and Transport Canada has extended the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM).

All direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India are subject to the NOTAM. Cargo-only operations, medical transfers, or military flights are not included.

Moreover, Canada has also extended the requirement related to third-country pre-departure COVID-19 molecular tests for travelers to Canada from India via an indirect route.

This means that passengers who depart India to Canada via an indirect route will continue to be required to obtain a valid COVID-19 pre-departure test from a third country – other than India – before continuing their journey to Canada. 

The Government of Canada continues to advise Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada – international travel increases the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants, as well as of spreading it to others.

Border measures also remain subject to change as the epidemiological situation evolves.

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