After more than five months, Canada will permit direct flights to India from Monday. The announcement about the decision was made by a Twitter post, "Direct flights from India may land in Canada from September 27 at 00:01 EDT with additional measures in place for public santé."'Travelers must have proof, within 18 hours from the scheduled departure of their direct flight to Canada, of a negative COVID-19 molecular test from the approved Genestrings Laboratory at Delhi Airport,.' When the second wave of Covid hit India in April, Canada banned all direct flights to and from India.
The reopening date of flights from India to Canada has gotten postponed. Ajay Bisaria described the decision as a "decisive step towards the normalization of air mobility" between both nations, the High Commissioner of India to Canada. Passengers flying from India to Canada through an indirect route must still produce a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from a third nation before proceeding to Canada. The government also emphasized that the decision to travel is entirely your own and that you are solely responsible for your own safety while overseas. We take Canadians' safety and security overseas very seriously, and our Travel Advice provides trustworthy and current information to help you make well-informed decisions about your international travel.