Eva Olsen [Published 23 Sep, 2021 | 04:28 AM]
On September 22, three direct flights from India will arrive in Canada
Next week, Canada will relax the prohibition on direct flights to India. According to a media announcement, Indian flight travellers will be permitted to return to Canada beginning at midnight on September 27. However, travellers will still be subject to public health precautions such as testing requirements and, in certain cases, quarantine.
There will still be extra precautions in place for direct visitors to India:
Travellers must show confirmation of a negative COVID-19 molecular test from the authorized Genestrings Laboratory at the Delhi airport, taken within 18 hours of their direct trip to Canada's planned departure.
Prior to boarding, flight carriers will check the passengers' test results to ensure that they are eligible to enter Canada and that fully vaccinated passengers have uploaded their information to the Arrive CAN mobile app or website. Passengers who do not satisfy these standards will be refused boarding.
Three direct flights from India will arrive in Canada on September 22. Upon arrival, all passengers on these aircraft will be tested for COVID-19 to confirm that the new precautions are effective.
In addition, once direct flights restart, Indian travellers who take an indirect route to Canada will still require a negative COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of departure.
In April, Canada suspended direct passenger and commercial flights between India and Canada, due to high coronavirus rates in both nations. Since then, only freight, medical, and military planes have been permitted to fly directly between the two nations.
Canada has also imposed a restriction on direct flights to Morocco, which will remain in place until September 29.
What you should know before visiting Canada during the epidemic
On September 7, Canada opened its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from all nations. To qualify for the exemption from quarantine, travellers must show border officials a negative COVID-19 test and evidence of immunization with a vaccine authorized in Canada. Travellers are advised to have a 14-day quarantine plan in place.
All visitors to Canada must utilize the Arrive CAN mobile or online application to enter their personal and travel information. They may not have any virus symptoms when they arrive at the border and produce a negative COVID-19 test. Suppose they wish to be excused from quarantine or travel to Canada for a non-essential purpose. In that case, they must produce proof that they have been completely vaccinated with a Canada-approved vaccine, such as those manufactured by Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, or Janssen.
Regardless of the place of origin, new immigrants must have a negative pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result, even if fully vaccinated. Furthermore, upon arrival, passengers may be picked randomly to take the COVID-19 exam.
Those who are not completely vaccinated will be permitted to enter Canada solely for necessary purposes, such as job, family reunification, school, compassionate reasons, or immigration. In addition, Canadian citizens and permanent residents and their families, who are not completely vaccinated, will be permitted to enter but may be required to quarantine at home.
Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 will be permitted to enter Canada without being quarantined if accompanied by a parent or guardian who is fully vaccinated. Foreign nationals who have not been immunized are not permitted to enter Canada. Temporary employees, international students, diplomats, and those coming for a vital cause are among those permitted to enter Canada. However, if they are not completely vaccinated, these people must be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.
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