- Direct flights from India to Canada will resume beginning September 29, 2021
On September 29, 2021, the Canadian government announced that direct flights from India will resume. Eligible passengers who will be entering Canada by air must:
- Obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from the Genestrings Laboratory, located above the metro station in the Airport Connect Building (ACB) at the Indira Gandhi International Airport
- Perform this test within 18 hours before their scheduled departure
- Present the test report with a QR code issued by this laboratory to the air operator before boarding
Passengers who travel from India to Canada via an indirect flight will need to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from a third country before traveling to Canada.
The Canadian government had previously extended a flight ban for travelers arriving from India until September 26, 2021. This new announcement will allow both, direct and indirect flights, to resume between the two countries.
The Canadian government continues to remind travelers that certain countries do not allow entry or transit of passengers arriving from India or of passengers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, COVID-19 testing for passengers in transit might not be available in all international airports or third countries.
Sources: Government of Canada