Canada Extends Travel Ban for All Direct Flights from India Until July 2021

By Vijay Lala



Immiboards ― The Canadian government has extended the travel ban for all direct flights from India to Canada until July 21, 2021.

The Canada travel ban for India first went into place on April 22 and was set to last 30 days, but was then extended another 30 days until June 21. Canada’s Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra stated that this extension is due to a “high number of COVID-19 cases” in the country.

Travellers from India can avoid this travel ban and come into Canada if they take an indirect route and get a COVID-19 test from their last point of departure. However, this means that the travellers will have to be in transit for at least 24 hours before continuing their journey on Canadian soil.

The travel ban will not be extended for Pakistan at this time which means that travellers will be able to fly direct from Pakistan without any restrictions.

The Canadian government has previously announced that their border restrictions with all countries, including the U.S., will extend until July 21st, 2021 for public safety reasons.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair confirmed this news on Twitter by tweeting out a message: “Our number one priority as we fight COVID-19 is keeping Canadians safe. In coordination with the U.S., we are extending restrictions on non-essential international travel and with the United States until July 21st, 2021.”

Canada has decided to extend its border restrictions till July 2021 because of the importance of ensuring public safety at home while also being welcoming towards visitors from other parts of North America as well as around the world.

Upon arriving in Canada, all travellers including those approved for permanent residence, are required to comply with the COVID-19 health measures and requirements. All travellers must follow the requirements checklist for flying to Canada or driving to Canada.

In a press note released yesterday, Canada also announced that valid COPR holders will be able to enter Canada starting June 21, 2021.

By Vijay Lala

Vijay Lala is the founder and editor-in-chief of Dual master's degrees in Political Science and Economics, along with a decade of Canadian immigration research experience, have equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of immigration law, policy research, and settlement issues. Linkedin  Twitter

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