Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Canada’s travel ban from India extended

Canada has extended the travel ban for all direct passenger and business flights from India until July 21, 2021, but not from Pakistan.

The travel ban from both countries first went into place on April 22 for 30 days, until May 22, and was extended another 30 days until June 21.

Cargo flights carrying vaccines and protective equipment are exempt from this decision, and will continue to be allowed into Canada.

Travellers from India may still be able to come to Canada. However, they will have to travel via an indirect route, and will need to get a COVID-19 test from their last point of departure. This means that they will need to have a long layover in a third country.

Travellers from Pakistan, however, are allowed to come to Canada, and are not subject to a flight ban.

“Given the number of COVID-19 cases continue to be very high in India, we have extended our flight restrictions for this country,” Canada’s Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra said, “We will continue to assess the evolving situation and determine appropriate action going forward.”

Last week, Canada’s border restrictions with all countries including the U.S. have been extended until July 21, 2021. Public safety minister, Bill Blair, confirmed the news via a tweet.

21/06/21 Mohanad Moetaz/CIC News

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