Canada extends travel ban for India and Pakistan

Canada extended travel ban for India and Pakistan and continued to restrict all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India and Pakistan until June 21, 2021, at 23:59 EDT.

Further, requirements for entry via indirect route have also been extended for India and Pakistan. Travellers will need to get a COVID-19 test from their last point of departure.

This pre-departure Covid test must be from the 3rd country before they can continue the journey into Canada.

The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, said that flight restrictions and third-country pre-departure testing requirements for India and Pakistan were being extended due to a disproportionally high number of COVID-19 cases in these two countries. He also said that the measures were put in place to protect Canadians by managing risks posed by imported cases.

Travellers checklist

  • Present proof of Covid test taken within 72 hours of travelling to Canada
  • Air travellers have to take another test upon arrival in Canada
  • Travellers from India and Pakistan coming via a third country must take the test at the last point of departure (3rd Country)
  • 14-day Quarantine restrictions continue to apply for people travelling by air including the three-day stay at a government-approved hotel while awaiting Covid test results.
  • Take a test again on the 8th day